General resources and suggestions for education
- Make announcements about how to be good stewards of God’s earth.
- Reuse supplies and purchase sustainable supplies for Christian education.
- Collect disposable items to use in children’s craft projects (egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, bottle caps).
- Hold an educational event in addition to Earth Day Sunday worship to celebrate Earth Day, which occurs every year on April 22.
- Schedule earth care speakers or programs: Presbyterians for Earth Care Regional Representatives
- Provide books on earth care at your church’s library: Earth Ministry Book list
Educate members on sustainable lifestyle choices
- Encourage members to give up bottled water.
- Start a book club on earth care issues.
- Encourage church members to perform home energy audits or carbon calculations.
- Encourage members to learn about environmental health choices.
- PHP’s Just Living series, resources on lifestyle integrity
- Encourage church members to invest in socially and environmentally responsible stocks. Learn more from PC(USA) Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI).
Earth care themed DVDs with faith-based guides
- Renewal: A documentary about people of faith working on environmental stewardship with tools
- Earth Ministry Study Guide and clips to accompany Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
- Deep Down: A documentary on mountaintop removal coal mining
- Let There Be . . . Stuff ? Six-session curriculum connecting faith, consumerism and environmental stewardship from GreenFaith and the Story of Stuff Project
Find earth care curricula
- Eco-Justice Ministries Curriculum Review for all ages
- Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table, Presbyterian Hunger Program Curriculum with versions for middle school students (available in English and Spanish) and adults
- God’s Creation, Our Health: Taking Action Together is a PCUSA four-session study for older elementary youth that connects faith, environmental stewardship, and young people in Peru to young people in our U.S. congregations:
Vacation Bible School curriculum with an earth care theme
- Solar Under the Sun curriculum for VBS
- Living Waters for the World Clean Water for All God’s Children VBS curriculum
The preceding tips and resources were derived from PC(USA)’s
Earth Care Congregations
2018 Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches.