This year, PC(USA) is joining Interfaith Power & Light to promote Faith Climate Action Week, which is IPL’s annual 10-day program of climate-themed worship services and sermons. This year’s theme, Love Made Visible: Engaging in Sacred Activism, aims to protect the people we love and care about who are most impacted by climate change. Click here to sign up for a free Faith Climate Action Week kit, which includes a Sacred Activism guide on the importance of people of faith taking part in civic engagement, plus suggestions and tips for activism challenges. You can also buy a printed kit for $24 here.
This year, Creation Justice Ministries has chosen The Fierce Urgency of NOW as their Earth Day Sunday theme. Here you can download free Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God’s creation, and here is their Earth Day Sunday Facebook event, where you can connect with other faith leaders and congregations who are planning activities.
Interfaith Power & Light is offering organic, heirloom, non-GMO Pizza Garden seed kits at CoolHarvest, a food, faith and climate community. Each kit includes all you’ll need to create your own pizza toppings – basil, oregano and thyme; California Wonder sweet peppers, Parade bunching onions, spinach, San Marzano tomatillos, yellow pear tomatoes and cayenne hot peppers. Also included are links to a seed-saving guide and companion web resources, where you can download directions to build a small raised garden bed or rain barrel, access zone maps to know the best time to plant, find examples of model faith community gardens, printable fact sheets about the food-faith-climate connection, and more. Kits are $25 while available; click here to order.
Fun outdoor activities for all ages
- Identify bird species using this sound resource.
- Forage for plants in your area.
- Try some of these edible wild plants.
- Make dandelion jelly.
- Learn how to store fresh fruit and vegetables for months without a refrigerator.