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PCUSA Climate Care Challenge


According to the Presbyterian Church (USA) website Earth-keeping today means insisting on sustainability—the ongoing capacity of natural and social systems to thrive together—which requires human beings to practice wise, humble, responsible stewardship, after the model of servanthood that we have in Jesus.” (1990 policy “Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice).


Accept the PC(USA) Climate Care Challenge by committing to personal and outward engagement on climate concerns


Actions:

  • Become a Climate Ambassador! Take the free on-demand training on how to inspire others to take action on climate change that makes a difference. Go to: https://ecoamerica.litmos.com/self-signup/, enter in the code PCUSABTAmbassador21 to register then, check your email for the invitation to set up your profile and get started!

  • View and share theJesus Calls Usvideo at https://vimeo.com/370339034

  • Help your church become carbon-neutral/climate-positive through the Greening Congregations guide and becoming an Earth Care Congregation, using the EPA Energy Star for Congregations program with its congregational workbook and the free online tool Portfolio Manager, and offsetting your building use through Blessed Tomorrow carbon offset program with Cool Effect.

  • Urge your members of Congress to support legislation that embodies Carbon Pricing as adopted by the 223 General Assembly. Read more background at our carbon pricing page. The bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is one current piece of legislation that needs support. Learn more with an informative 45-minute recorded presentation at: https://youtu.be/x9iySAJn99A

  • Examine environmental justice concerns in your own zip code

  • Embrace your power as a shareholder. Do you or your congregation hold investments in companies through stocks? This resource will help you leverage your power as an investor: Activating your Power as a Shareholder. MRTI makes recommendations for Presbyterian shareholders based on the mission goals and policies of the General Assembly. Contact mrti@pcusa.org for more information.

  • Learn about other congregations’ projects to install solar panels.

  • Invest in Environmental Investments with the Presbyterian Foundation

  • Consider a loan for energy efficiency upgrades with the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program’s Restoring Creation loan.

  • Learn from international mission partners how Climate Change Exacerbates the Impacts of Extractive Industries in Peru

  • Connect with the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s environmental work

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