Earth Care Pledge

The Earth Care Pledge

 

1. Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation and declare that God calls us to cherish, protect and restore this earth.

 

2. In education, we will seek learning and teaching opportunities to know and understand the threats to God’s creation and the damage already inflicted. We will encourage and support each other in finding ways of keeping and healing the creation in response to God’s call to earth-keeping, justice and community.

 

3. Our facilities will be managed, maintained and upgraded in a manner that respects and cherishes all creation, human and non-human, while meeting equitably the needs of all people. In our buildings and on our grounds we will use energy efficiently, conserve resources, and share what we have in abundance so that God’s holy creation will be sustainable for all life and future generations.

 

4. Our outreach will encourage public policy and community involvement that protects and restores the vulnerable and degraded earth as well as oppressed and neglected people. We will be mindful that our personal and collective actions can positively or negatively affect our neighborhood, region, nation and world. We will seek to achieve environmental justice through coalitions and ecumenical partnerships.

 

 

In Presbytery of the Redwoods our church is one of four certified Earth Care churches, the others being (1) First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, (2) First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael and (3) Presbyterian Church of the Roses, Santa Rosa.

 

 

As an Earth Care Congregation we have set forth and are meeting goal in the following four areas:

 

Worship: 
(1) We developed a prayer garden and
(2) Present a monthly Minute for Mission during the children’s message.

 

Education: 
(1) Display earth care on our bulletin board and
(2) Present pages devoted to earth care on our website.

 

Facilities: 
(1)  We are excited because we are about to install solar panels 
(2)  Our outside door have been tightly sealed for energy efficiency.


Outreach (beyond our own church):
(1) Submit information of our earth care projects (eg. solar) to local media,
(2) Join with other local churches on Earth Care topics and projects.