As people of faith, we believe that God created this world, called it good and told humans to care for it. We are blessed to have this sacred task.
The Climate Care Challenge is a two part commitment that first asks participants to make a personal step to help decrease the impacts of climate change, then asks for an outward step that engages the participants community.
- Walk/bicycle, take public transportation, carpool, drive more efficiently, and avoid air travel.
- Eat a (more) plant-based diet or grow your own food.
- Plant a tree or help restore a wetland. arborday.org
- Reduce your energy use: replace your lightbulbs with LEDs, add insulation, air dry clothes or do an energy audit.
- Reduce waste: recycle, compost, and buy less.
- Purchase renewable energy or carbon offsets.
- Talk about why you care about climate change to your friends and family. bit.ly/btletstalk
- Use your voice! Advocate for strong climate action on local, national, and international levels. (capwiz.com/pcusa)
- Host an Earth Day Sunday worship or become an Earth Care Congregation.
- Learn about and support groups and communities working for environmental justice.
- Help move investments and pension funds to climate-supportive options and challenge climate-harming practices. (bit.ly/TIAAact and bit.ly/ffpension and bit.ly/invest-green)
- Make energy efficient renovations, transition to more renewable energy at your church, school, or workplace.
- Follow, learn from, and participate in global conversations about climate change—from the UN climate talks to global partner stories.
- Challenge your school, workplace, church or other institutions to set a goal, such as going 100% renewable energy or carbon neutral by 2030.