Climate Connect

A blog written by FUMC’s Green Team

A Story for Earth Day

April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day! To celebrate this special day, Family Life Director Stephanie Moffitt has made a short video to share one of her favorite books with you. CLICK HERE to watch it. Wishing you and your dear ones opportunities to appreciate the beauty of the Earth […]

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Affecting Climate Change with What We Eat

Are you as frustrated as I am with our elected leaders and their inability to move the needle on climate change? So many things regarding the climate seem “big” and out of our control. Except, however, what we eat. The following image, from the University of Michigan, shows the carbon impact of various types of […]

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Stewardship for the Environment:
FUMC Then and Now

Stewardship for the environment is not new at FUMC. The worship theme for Sunday, April 18, 1970, was based on “Earth Day,” and many members were recycling newspapers at that time. Block leaders for Eco-Cycle volunteered and helped collect papers before curbside pick up began. It has been fairly easy to be an environmentalist in […]

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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

I teach 2nd grade, and we went on a field trip to Eco-cycle in Boulder (see photos below). I thought I’d share a bit about that, and what we’re doing with kids at our school regarding recycling. Eco-cycle is an interesting place to visit if you’ve never been. The facility sorts and bales plastic, aluminum, […]

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Call to Action: 9/20 Global Climate Strike

The Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, 2019, is a world-wide opportunity to peacefully take to the streets and call for swift, measurable action to address the global climate crisis. This historic event will take place as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New […]

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Honoring the Holy Spirit, Caring for the Earth’s Water

In the book Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective For Covenantal Living, Jessica Stonecypher begins with an affirmation that everything that God has created is good. It is our world around us that God has created, and it is abundant and magnificent. It is not possible to honor the holy spirit without honoring the world that […]

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Resources for Learning More about Climate Change and Faith

Our church library is a great resource for learning more about climate change, and the connection between our faith and our stewardship of the Earth. One example: Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace by John Philip Newell. Here’s an excerpt: May the deep blessings of earth be with us. May the fathomless soundings […]

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Much to Do about Recycling

This is urgent: the majority of recyclables in the United States have to be thrown away. Several non-profit sites, GrownNYC.org to name one, point out that eighty percent of recycling in the USA is thrown away because of contamination. With contamination, recyclables cannot be processed into new and clean material. Here is a list of […]

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