Enter Sustainability Photo Contest and win up to $400!

RESTORExchange and the Sustainability Institute are asking you “What does sustainability look like?” Show us by submitting your photos of sustainable practices in your life. Anything can be made sustainable, and we want to see how you see and incorporate sustainability into your experiences. The subjects of these photos can be anything related to sustainability, including but not limited to technology, environmental justice, energy, wellbeing and lifestyle, society and culture, the economy, and politics.

Photos will be accepted through March 15, 2024, and the winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges and announced on Earth Day, 2024 with the Environmental Professionals Network. First place will win a financial prize of $400, with second place receiving $300, third place receiving $200, and an honorable mention receiving $100. Photos will be displayed on the RESTORExchange photo gallery, and you can find our site’s information page for the contest here.

Read more and submit your photos here!
Drawing of Earth with two hands holding branches. Text reading, “What does Sustainability look like to you? Technology, Environmental Justice, Energy, Lifestyles & Wellbeing, Social & Cultural, Economic & Political. Win up to $400. Photography Contest, RESTORExchange, Sustainability Institute. A QR code is in the bottom-left corner.

Meditation Monday – Let’s Welcome God Home

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This guided meditation, written by Christine Sine from Godspace, is meant to provoke thought on what it would be like to welcome God home to an earth restored, transformed and made new. It also includes helpful ways to focus your thoughts and what you can do to make this world a more inviting place. To read more, click here.

Interfaith Day of Community Service

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Columbus Global Academy is holding an event on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 12:30 to 4:30. People of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend and participate in a day of community service and fellowship. The goal of this service day is to make the school building a more welcoming environment for the wide variety of students. Projects will include painting and gardening in the courtyards and helping to construct a soccer field for students to use. A community potluck and celebration with music will follow the work portion of the day. To read more about this event, click here.

Getting Ready for Earth Day

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Godspace has created a list of resources that are helpful when preparing for Earth Day. There is a list of books related to creation and gardening, garden liturgy, and other web pages that contain Earth Day resources related to different faiths and spirituality. Click here to read the full list.

Catholic Climate Covenant Earth DayVideo

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Catholic Climate Covenant has created a video to go with their Beyond  a Throwaway Culture Earth Day theme. The short video gives a brief explanation of the importance of protecting the planet and the problem of throwaway plastics. To watch the video, click here.

Nationwide Climate Prayer

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Faith Climate Action Week, an initiative from Interfaith Power & Light, has created a nationwide prayer for the climate. You can add your name to a list to commit to participate and join together to pray for action on climate change. To add your name or download the prayer, click here.

Reducing Waste and Moving Beyond a Throwaway Culture Webinar

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This hour-long webinar was created by Catholic Climate Covenant and Earth Day Network to address the exponential growth of plastics and how it is threatening the survival of our planet. Earth Day Network discusses the resources they offer to help end plastic pollution and their Earth Day campaign: A World Without Plastic Pollution. The webinar then discusses Catholic Climate Covenant’s program, Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste–Grow Community, and describes how faith communities can celebrate our common home on Earth Day and every day. To watch the Reducing Waste and Moving Beyond a Throwaway Culture Webinar, click here.

Catholic Climate Covenant: Earth Day 2018

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Catholic Climate Covenant has created their 2018 Earth Day with the theme of reducing waste. Titled Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste- Grow Community, the focus is on single-use disposable plastics and how they contribute to land and marine pollution. The program includes prayers, readings, actions, and a video. To read more or download the program, click here.

Ideas for Earth Day Sunday Celebrations

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Creation Justice Ministries has created a list of ways to celebrate Earth Day Sunday this year. They include educational ideas, prayer examples, leading by example, and celebrating in God’s creation by immersing yourself in it. To read more, click here.