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40 Religious Groups Practicing Creation Care with Wind Turbines

Creation Care manifested in Wind PowerThis blog complements “Solar Spirit” – 50 Religious Groups Practicing Creation Care with Solar Panels, posted March 6.

Creation Care merges faith with proactive solutions to protect God’s creation. Next week, the season of Lent begins for millions of faithful people around the world. To mirror the 40 days of Lent, here are 40 churches, religious schools and faith-based organizations around the world that are putting their faith to work by promoting wind energy.

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Earth Stewards Talk Trash

In a recent interview, Wendell Berry declared, “We don’t have a right to ask whether we’re going to succeed or not. The only question we have a right to ask is what’s the right thing to do? What does this earth require of us if we want to continue to live on it?”  When you think about it, isn’t this principle at the core of our being as Christians?  In fact, it echoes the sentiments of the WWJD (What would Jesus do?) bracelets.

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Bridging Faith and Science to Fight Climate Change

Congressman John Lewis speaks at an #ActonClimate event, Ebenezer Baptist Church“We must find common ground or we lose all ground.”  Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

Over the weekend, an impressive line up of community leaders gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta, Ga. to show support for President Obama’s Climate Change Plan as a part of the larger ‘I Will #ActOnClimate’ campaign.  The event, which was only publicized locally this week, gathered an impressive and diverse crowd—from local residents to environmental advocates to  tourists visiting the National Historic Site–all dropping by to hear the inspiring words from the speakers. 

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Westover Baptist Church Receives Conservation Grant

Alliance for the Bay and Reedy Creek Coalition Partner to Reduce Storm Water Runoff

Richmond's Westover Baptist Church is the newest partner in the Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay collaboration to preserve the integrity of Reedy Creek. The Alliance is providing up to $20,000 in grant funding to re-landscape much of the front half of Westover's campus at Westover Hills Boulevard and 49th Street. The project will include native plants in bayscapes and rain gardens designed by Westover member and neighbor Drew Harrigan of Four Winds Design. Harrigan, a talented landscape architect, is donating an additional $8,000 to the project as he designs and oversees every step of the process.

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SCB Engages Religious Leaders to Help Protect Elephants

Stop Ivory PoachingDemand for ivory in Asia for religious purposes threatens elephants in Africa

Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Africa are at their highest levels in more than a decade, according to a 2012 report from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

The illegal trade in ivory, fueled in part by demand in Asia for ivory-made religious products, threatens the survival of elephant populations across the African continent.

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