Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.
Sustainability at Rice University
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
In August, we welcome Richard Johnson, Director of Sustainability for Rice University. Richard holds a B.S. in civil engineering and a Masters in Urban & Environmental Planning. He has been working on sustainability initiatives at Rice since 2004. Rice University’s Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management provides support for a broad range of campus sustainability initiatives, such as planning for sustainability, green building, energy & water conservation, recycling, environmental education, public lectures & events, student environmental projects, research partnerships, and classroom engagement. Their efforts to “green” the campus include such areas as food, transportation, green cleaning, grounds, water, recycling, and buildings. Come find out what you can learn from Rice’s work on sustainability over the past 14 years! Please register for this talk to receive an invitation to the web meeting. Contact Lisa Brenskelle with any questions.
Bike Around the Bay
October 20 & 21
Join the Lutherans Restoring Creation team for Bike Around the Bay as a cyclist or supporter! This is a great opportunity to both enjoy and care for God’s good creation. See bikearoundthebay.org for details.
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.