Bagging Plastic (and Paper!) with Your Own Reusable Bags

The cloth bags your church members will be carrying around town will do more than just keep plastic bags out of sea turtles’ stomachs. They’ll also let others know about your church community and the One it serves.

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Rethinking Your Drinking: The Story Behind Bottled Water

“I’m a recovering bottled water addict.”

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Quotable Creation Care: Annie Dillard

Creation leads us to “choir the proper praise.”

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Sprawling From Sea to Shining Sea: The Need for a New Urbanism

How is a nation glutted with suburbs shaping us and the environment for the worse? How can we re-imagine where we live for the better?

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Save Barrels by Reviving the Rain Barrel

The rain barrel is no longer a slimy swamp of mosquito larvae. In fact, it can save your church lots of money and the world lots of water. Here’s how to get water conservation started at your church with a rain barrel.

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A Call to Compassion, Not Complicity, for Creation’s Groaning

Turning a blind eye to human suffering is wrong, and we know it. Why don’t we feel the same way about environmental degradation?

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Quotable Creation Care: Irenaeus

A 2nd century church father on the creatures that minister to our needs.

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Inside Flourish

A peek inside the Summer 2010 issue of Flourish magazine.

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Support Healthy Transportation: Host a Bike Repair Day at Church

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] It’s summertime, when the bicycle is the preferred seasonal mode of transportation. But getting on a bike this summer means a lot more than a day of fun with the wind in your face. If more Americans [...]

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Recapturing the Pioneer Spirit for Creation Care in the 21st Century

Sustainable homesteading is experiencing a revival among environmentally-minded Christians. Tri Robinson reminds us that what started with the pioneers should still be shaped and informed by pioneer values and Christian faith.

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Adopt-a-Highway and Adopt an Important Role in Your Community

You’ve seen those “Adopt-a-Highway” signs on the side of the road. Your church’s name can be on one of them! Here’s how.

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The Bounty of Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture: One of the easiest ways to support small, local farmers. Here’s how!

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Don’t Throw it Out! Give Old Books New Life With a Book Donation Day

Don’t throw it out! Collect old books with a church-sponsored book donation day and save them from the landfill and put them into the hands of people who need them most.

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Christian Environmental Stewardship: More Than Going Green

“Going green” is popular because it is about following the rules and doing things for cheap. Christian environmental stewardship is about something bigger.

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