Creation Care Opportunities

creation care corner reflectionsUpcoming Opportunities
More about our Creation Care Team Activities 

Climate Change & What You Can Do
Sunday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m., online
The CTK Creation Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In February, Professor Dan Cohan of Rice University will speak on climate change. Climate change has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.’s Global Environmental Outlook. Professor Cohan will educate on the latest research and reports on climate change and will explain the actions you can take to combat climate change. Please register for this talk on eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions about this talk. 

Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston Educational Events 2018 Re-Cap
The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston offers frequent environmental education events. All events are recorded. Here is a list of this year’s topics:

  • February: Reducing Waste in Houses of Worship
  • March: Justice Advocacy Workshop
  • April: Solarize Houston for Houses of Worship & Their Members
  • May: Making Houston a Resilient City – How Houses of Worship Can Help
  • June: Walk on Earth Gently
  • October: Green Events for Houses of Worship

If you would like a copy of the recording of any of the 2018 educational events, contact Elmer Ledesma.

GreenFaith Certification Achieved!!
In 2017, the Creation Care Team received GreenFaith certification for CTK. To achieve certification, the team had to fulfill requirements for creation-focused worship services, religious education on creation for all ages, interfaith & multi-generational creation-focused activities, environmental justice education & interactions with local environmental justice leaders, and communications about our activities. In addition to these requirements, we also had to complete 25 actions or awareness building activities in the areas of energy, transportation, food, water, waste, toxins and grounds. Work to achieve GreenFaith certification began in 2013, two years after CTK entered into covenant with Lutherans Restoring Creation and the Creation Care Team was formed. Participation in GreenFaith built the foundation for a number of creation-focused activities now routinely offered by the CTK Creation Care Team for the congregation, in all areas originally required for GreenFaith certification. We continue to use what we learned during the certification process to guide our ongoing efforts to incorporate care for creation into the full life and mission of CTK, in worship, education, discipleship, advocacy/public ministry, and stewardship of building & grounds.