1. Eat Those Leftovers!
2. Bookmark & Visit Creation Justice Ministries' Action Center
3. Green Your Laundry Routine
- Use cold water when washing clothes to reduce energy use. Energy is needed to heat water. You can also opt for a shorter wash cycle.
- Only do laundry when the load is full. Not only does this save water and electricity but it also saves you money and time. You can either wait until you have more items to wash or combine your partial load with your family or housemates.
- Avoid using energy to dry your laundry by hanging a laundry line or using a drying rack. This cuts down on your electricity bill as well!
4. Plan to Participate in Faith-Rooted Ecumenical Advocacy efforts, including virtual Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020
5. Celebrate Black History Month
6. Plan a Lenten Devotional that Will Benefit God's Creation
7. Use Green Cleaning Products
8. Change Light Bulbs to Eco-Friendly Types
9. Celebrate Women's History Month
11. Turn Off the Lights When Not in Use
12. Observe World Water Day March 22, 2021
13. Donate to a Faith-Based Organization that Supports Care and Justice for God's Creation
14. Cut Your Shower Time by Five Minutes
15. Start a Garden, Indoors and Out!
16. Observe Earth Day Sunday on April 25, 2021
17. Eat a Plant-Based Meal or Meals with Ingredients from Local Farms
18. Wait to Run the Dishwasher until it is Full
19. Advocate for Environmental Justice
20. Observe Endangered Species Day May 21, 2021
21. Fend Off "Energy Vampires."
22. Research How Your Community Regulates Waste
- Does my town/city have recycling curbside pick up or do I take it to the recycling center?
- What can I throw in the recycling bin? Do I throw plastics, paper, glass, and aluminum together or do I seperate them?
- Does my city/town have a curbside composting program?
- Can I compost in my own backyard?
23. Bring a Reusable Container for Leftovers to the Restaurant
24. Honor World Oceans Day Tuesday, June 8, 2021
25. Watch a Documentary on Creation Care and/or Environmental Justice
26. Contact Your Representative
27. Reuse. You Don't Have to Use an Item Just Once Right?
28. Make Your Next Shopping Trip Green
29. Pick Up the Trash in Your Community
30. Read a Book Concerning Creation Care
- 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Congregation Can Make a Difference by Rev. Rebecca Barnes of Presbyterian Church (USA), who is also our board president.
- Creation as Sacrament: Reflections on Ecology and Spirituality by Fr. John Chryssavgis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis by Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of the Episcopal Church and Rev. Dr. Leah Schade of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change by Rev. Jim Antal of the United Church of Christ
31. Use Green Transportation
32. Calculate Your Water Footprint
33. Use Gray Water
35. Honor the Season of Creation September 1-October 5
36. Check Your Car's Tire Pressure
37. Try Composting at Home
38. Invest in Green Arts and Crafts Supplies
39. Track Your Use of Paper and Disposable Products
40. Looking for a New Book? Check Out Your Local Library.
41: Track Your Waste for a Week
42. Try Cooking One-Pot Meals
43. Evaluate Coffee and/or Tea Habits
44. November is Native Heritage Month--Learn About the Indigenous Peoples to the Places Where You Live, Work, and Pray
- What is the name of the Native nation from your area?
- How does this nation relate to the land and ecosystems where you live?
- How are the wishes of this native nation?
- Are there any personal choices or political actions I can take to be in solidarity?
45. Work With Your Local Government to Sponsor a Recycling Event for Electronics or Hazardous Waste
With the holidays coming, new electronics are likely to be under the tree. Make room for the new by safely recycling the old. Too much on your plate? See if an event like this already exists in your community and attend!
46. Plan to have an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving
47. #OptOutside this Black Friday
48. Invest in a Reusable Water Bottle
49. Check Cabinets for Expired Medicine and Properly Dispose of Them
50. Opt to Wrap Gifts in a Reusable Bag Instead of Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper can only be used once while gift bags can be reused. You can give a festively concealed gift and care for creation at the same time. Or you can wrap your presents in newspaper or brown paper and personalize with your own hand drawn decorations. You can still be festive and make the gift special without buying wrapping paper.