Environment in recovery?

Posted by Martica.Luckey on May 11, 2020

In the midst of the current lock down with many of us driving less and a lot of manufacturing idle, stories of wildlife reclaiming habitat in Yellowstone and across the world are becoming common. When you look in the sky it seems more blue than most of us can remember. 

To help remind us that God the creator has put humankind in charge of the earth and all its creatures it has chosen Christian Responsibility for Environmental Renewal as the theme for Heritage Sunday, May 17th.  

On the first Earth Day, 50 years ago, PC USA began work on what would be known as the Christian Responsibility for Environmental Renewal as part of the 1971 General Assembly. Much of the document reads as if it was written last year. The Presbyterian Church has made many environmentally focused statements over the years ranging from acid rain to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Our responsibility for the environment is part of our call as God’s people. As we see nature taking advantage of the situation to recover, what else could we do to help the environment during the pandemic and beyond?

Much of what is happening is just a by-product of reduced human activity. What have you been doing before or during the pandemic to show your responsibility for the environment? Are you wasting less food? Are you going through your storage and re-purposing, renewing or recycling things?  

Share with us your examples below or on the NorthPark Facebook site.

Chris Arends


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