April 19, 2012
Earth: “And God saw that it was good.”
Sunday is Earth Day. And, despite my best intentions, I haven’t prepared anything to acknowledge the day.
Every year, Earth Day sneaks up on me. Like spring in New England, I know it is coming: I get little tastes and hints of it during the damp, grey days of March and April. I know I should plan for it, but somehow it doesn’t get added to the ‘to do’ list. And, with out fail, one day I wake up and it’s here.
This year, a press release from the Episcopal Public Policy Network brought Earth Day into focus for me, making me thankful to email which keeps me connected to the wider world as I work from my home office, with only my two cats (affectionately known as the ‘interns’) for company.
So, for all of us who will scramble to incorporate Earth Day into our Sunday worship or Christian formation, here’s a few links to faith based and other Earth Day resources:
- Abundant Life Garden Project
- Earth Day 2012
- Faith in Action
- Greening Our Faith – Putting Belief into Action
- Interfaith Power & Light
- Jewish Children’s Garden Curriculum
- Let’s Move! Faith Community Garden Guide
- Meeting God in a Faith Garden
- National Council of Churches Earth Day Resources
- Our Experience with a Green Focused Renovation
- Tending to the Earth with Children
- The Genesis Covenant: Action for Climate Change
- Tips for Parishes Considering a Food Pantry Garden
Do you have an Earth Day resource, curriculum, or tip to share? If so, please consider adding to the Your Turn page on this site. ECF Vital Practices is a 24/7 resource for congregational leaders - and an easy way for you to share materials, resources, and tips that work in your congregation with others facing similar challenges.
And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. “ Genesis 1:9-13