Engaging all God's Creation, Together!
For each of the three action areas below, please fill in what your faith community may be doing currently, and what you commit to by mid-2016 and the end of 2016 (the next steps). We've included a few ideas below. If you need more, you'll find a treasure trove at http://mnipl.org/resource/resources.html
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Practical Action
Practical Actions relate to gradually reducing our carbon footprint and living a life of health and sustainability.
Practical Action Ideas:
Energy audit (church and members’ homes)
Replace light bulbs with LEDs
Improve insulation or weatherizing
Join the Minnesota Energy Challenge
Become a Cool Congregation (see MNIPL website)
Subscribe to cleaner solar or wind energy
Construct a rain garden
Compost organic waste at your church
Plant a vegetable garden at your church
Use transit rather than car
Reduce consumption of meat
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Spiritual Practice
Spiritual Practice relates to bringing consciousness of the Earth and its health to our spiritual practice.
Spiritual Practice Ideas:
Host a Climate Conversation (see MNIPL website)
Establish a church Green Team
Pray or meditate for the wellness of our Earth
Gather with others and share your stories, fears, and hopes for our Earth
Spend time outside (alone or with friends) communing with and appreciating nature
Offer prayer and support for those pursuing practical actions and systemic change
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Systemic Change
Systemic Change relates to engaging in actions that will change the systems that contribute to climate change.
Systemic Change Ideas:
Learn more about energy-related projects proposed in your community or region
Join and participate in an advocacy group that addresses climate change (e.g., MNIPL, MN350, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Fresh Energy)
Participate in Climate Conversations (see MnIPL website)
Pursue divestment from fossil fuels
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