This past July, Episcopal Bishops, clergy, and lay leaders gathered in Austin, Texas for General Convention. Included in their agenda were over a dozen environmental resolutions indicating a strong commitment to caring for God’s creation. (more…)
articles, tips and events related to the Stewards of the Earth Committee
Recently, Penny Gugino told me a tip about junk mail. Yes, you can put it in your recycle bin as soon as you get it, but it is better to stop receiving it so that it doesn’t arrive in your mailbox in the first place. (more…)
Growing up in the 1970s, I often watched Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. I have cozy memories of the host, white-haired Marlin Perkins, narrating long, extended takes of animals in their natural habitat, far removed from human civilization. (more…)
“To fast” means to do without in order to draw closer to God. For 2018, our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asks us to fast on the 21st of each month in solidarity with all who struggle with hunger. His concern is domestic and international. (more…)
May 19, 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1133 W. Franklin Street, Michaux House Basement, Richmond VA Calling all gardeners! Build your own rain barrel with the Diocese of Virginia’s Creation Care Task Force. (more…)
by Fontaine Williamson, Stewards of the Earth Committee The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it.” Psalm 24:1 I love to dig in the dirt! “Playing” in the dirt draws me closer to God. We live in the city, with sidewalks, tree wells and a small hill from our front porch down […]
by Monica Lewis, Stewards of the Earth Committee Within walking distance of St. James’s, there are giant jellyfish and bleached corals. Sculptures of jellyfish, that is, constructed out of plastic debris. And the coral formations are made out of used styrofoam. These creations are part of the exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, […]
The Chimes asked Britt Van Deusen, co-chair of the Stewards of the Earth committee, about the recently begun effort to compost kitchen waste at the Michaux House through Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE).
Of all the creatures great and small, which is the biggest of them all?
One unplanned reward of my sabbatical was a return to a spiritual practice
by Jerry Green Since becoming involved in the Stewards of the Earth committee, I’ve realized that while a concern for nature has always been in the back of my mind,
by Betty Byrne Ware The first time I heard a talk about recycling, I was awed when the speaker said, “You throw things away, but there is no away. Those things have to go somewhere.” That somewhere is a landfill, of which there are 3,091 in the US, plus over 10,000 old municipal landfills. Landfill liners […]
We owe our organic yard to chickens. Prior to owning pet hens, we used pesticides on our lawn and garden in hopes of attaining an immaculate lawn. Lured by labels promising to “kill on contact,” and “eliminate all bugs” we attacked weeds and pests with a vengeance. We even hired a lawn care company to […]