The Catholic Climate Covenant is the US Catholics response to the Church’s call to care for creation and care for the poor. They are based out of Washington, DC, and are supported by 14 national partners. Among their many ambitions, they aim to teach Catholics on climate change, equip them to care for creation and the poor, and inspire leaders to take actions. They have helped 140 Creation Care Teams lead their communities, organized 7 national press conferences, and helped supporters send over 10,000 letters in support of climate change. Additionally, their work has been mentioned in over 3,000 media stories. Their website includes environmental programs, teachings, and resources. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.
Caretakers of God’s Creation is a grassroots community of the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries. Part of their central belief is the scriptural and Wesleyan theology that the earth belongs to God, not us, and we are given the responsibility to be good stewards of it. The caretakers are on a mission to reveal God to others through creation and motivate people to act on behalf of environmental wholeness and justice. Their website shares more of who they are and what they’ve done.
The General Board of Global Ministries recently launched their new Earthkeeper Program (or brochure) where individuals can engage the movement to face ecological challenges in their congregations and communities. The caretakers share their stewardship stories and encourage others to share their story about protecting and caring for God’s creation. They also provide films, books, information about other faith-based environmental organizations and other resources about how to care for the earth on their website.
Caretakers of God’s Creation will be having their Annual Caring for God’s Creation Conference on April 28/29, which will be folded into the People’s Climate Movement March.
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life is the Jewish Resource for environmental health and sustainability. It has everything from success stories to resources, and is a great source of information. To check out the full website, follow this link.
The Evangelical Environmental Network is a valuable source of information on sustainability and environmental awareness. It shows how people can come together in the church community and help make it a better place. To see what all is available, check out their homepage here.
This Unitarian website is home to countless resources from the Unitarian faith. It includes a calendar of events as well as various success stories from within the community. To read more about this, follow this link.
The United Methodist Church addresses environmental issues in a different way. They call their page that focuses on these issues: Social Principles, The Natural World. Through this, you can find information about the Methodists viewpoints on water, energy, animal life, or even space. To check this out, click here.
The Catholic faith has its own set of resources when it comes to environmental awareness. Their website contains lessons on advocacy, environmental justice, and other areas of life. One program, the Environmental Justice Program, is helping people of the Catholic faith to reach out and protect the environment, especially with the poor in mind. The home website can be found here, and more information on the environmental justice program can be found here.
The Episcopal ecological Network is the Eco-based resource for the Episcopal faith. Their home website, found here, contains information on how churches and congregations can become more environmentally friendly and aware. They do this through a three part program involving reflection, education, and action.
The Lutherans have their own environmental resource, Lutherans Restoring Creation. This site is full of education, success stories, environmental news, and even resources for preaching. To check out and learn more, click here.
The Presbyterian faith has an online resource for all members of its community. This website helps provide information and links for people and congregations to become more Eco-friendly. The main website can be found here.
Another valuable resource on their page is their Earth Care Congregations, which provides projects, education, and outreach programs. A further explanation of this program and some success stories can be found here.