Earth Care Covenant Congregation Form
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she, her, hers
he, him, his
they, them, theirs
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Religious Affiliation / Denomination
Christian - Episcopal
Christian - United Church
Christian - Lutheran
Christian - Methodist
Christian - Baptist
Christian - Presbyterian
Christian - AME
Christian - Catholic
Christian - Non denomination
Christian - Religious Society of Friends
We pledge to do one or more of the following: (please check all that apply)
Promote a culture that encourages working together for a just and sustainable future.
Educate our congregation about the moral, ethical, spiritual and religious requirements of caring for the Earth and all its inhabitants and about how we can best become effective witnesses for just and sustainable solutions.
Educate our congregation and community how to live more sustainably including: energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, climate change, healthy eating & lifestyles, and/or air & water quality.
Conduct energy audit or assessment of our facilities to identify sources of energy/water waste, evaluate financial savings of related improvements and explore financial incentives.
Initiate energy efficiency repairs and upgrades and/or energy conservation strategies.
Commit to make our house of worship or congregation carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon zero by 2050.
Help advocate for local, state and national policies related to the climate and environment.
Establish or maintain an ongoing group (e.g. green team, earth care committee) within the congregation to advance environmental stewardship.
Adopt environment-friendly practices of purchasing, using, and disposing of supplies and for transportation for congregation-related purposes.
Establish a community garden, share resources about local food production, and/or assist in a local food pantry or farmer’s market.
Commit to preserve existing mature trees and plant additional trees where possible.
Commit to divest from all fossil fuel investments within a defined timeframe.
Support SCIPL financially with an annual or recurring donation and/or contribute a portion of energy savings back to Earth care activities.