As stewards of God’s creation, it is our duty to preserve the beauty, diversity and resources of our planet. We must recognize and act on our responsibilites in a world of dwindling resources. Conservation policy addresses the need to protect natural habitats, preserve our water resources and remember the other creatures that also call this world home. Conservation is a critical part of our efforts to reduce global warming at home and abroad.
Please refer to our Communication and Action sections to learn more about what you can do about conservation.
Working together for justice.
A Greener Calling: Massachusetts church holds true to its preaching with repairs
[Newburyport (MA) News] The congregation at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Amesbury, Massachusetts has taken the mission of honoring God's creation to a green level. The Rev. Susan Esco Chandler only has to look at the church's energy bill to see that the effort is paying off.
Fighting for land, environmental protection in Brazil
Araides Duarte da Luz grew up in a migrant-worker family, living wherever anyone offered them a place. His wife, Marilene Hammel, grew up on a farm her family was forced to sell during Brazil's "green revolution."
'Cool congregations': The Interfaith Power & Light story, part 1
[National Catholic Reporter] The Rev. Sally Bingham, in partnership with Steve MacAusland, founded Episcopal Power & Light, representing a coalition of Episcopal congregations that had purchased green power. Episcopal Power & Light soon became California Interfaith Power & Light. The Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) movement has spread across the country where now 38 states and the District of Columbia have recognized IPLs.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation 'Goes Green' in Georgia
[Northeast Cobb (GA) Patch] The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Northeast Cobb County, Georgia, is saving energy and money in its buildings by going green. A dynamic nonprofit - Georgia Interfaith Power & Light - has funding to help other congregations of any religion analyze their energy use and give grants to make similar improvements.
Wildlife habitat certified at New York church
[Democrat and Chronicle] For the first time in Monroe County, New York, a place of worship has a portion of its property certified as a National Wildlife Habitat. St. George's Episcopal Church now hosts bluebirds, deer, rodents and other many-legged friends on its 10 acres of land.