Water Sunday, Earth Day and Energy Stewards
Join in LAMPa’s Creation Care focus with learning and action opportunities that address clean water in Pennsylvania, planning for Earth Day with a focus on food sustainability and climate change, and a new Energy Stewards Initiative from Lutherans Restoring Creation.
1. Focus on Water
Sunday, March 22 is Water Sunday 2015. It is a day to focus on the global water crisis and what the faith community can do to protect and preserve this wonderful resource of God’s good creation.
ELCA World Hunger has just launched the Walk for Water Campaign that will be part of the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit this summer. The goal is to raise $500,000 for ELCA World Hunger-supported water projects around the world. Learn more about ELCA World Hunger Walk for Water.
Water is an important issue in Pennsylvania, too.
Join the LAMPa Creation Care Leadership Team on Friday, March 20 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. for a conference call briefing on concerns and actions related to water in Pennsylvania. This call will provide an overview of concerns related to protecting and enhancing water quality in our state and what you can do.
We will be joined by Jennifer Quinn, outreach coordinator for PennFuture. She performs community and coalition outreach on water and Chesapeake Bay issues including the Pennsylvania work of the Choose Clean Water Coalition of the National Wildlife Federation. Jennifer has worked as a field botanist with the U.S. Forest Service, performed land management and outreach for The Wilderness Center, a non-profit land trust. She holds a B.S. in forestry from West Virginia University and a Master’s of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.
Register for the call.
2. Focus on Earth Day on April 22, 2015 with resources on the theme of Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate from Creation Justice Ministries.
3. Focus on Energy Use. Lutherans Restoring Creation is launching a two-year Energy Stewards Initiative for ELCA Congregations and Camps to:
- reduce your energy use and costs
- lower your carbon footprint
- save money for other expressions of mission