Our faith calls us to consider the impact of our present actions on future generations, other creatures, and the Earth. Sustainability provides for the current generation while ensuring adequate resources for the future. It can take many forms, from energy and transportation to green technology. Learn more about the Episcopal Church’s efforts towards sustainability and become a leader in your faith community and family.
Please refer to our Action Section to learn more about what you can do about sustainability.
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TEXAS: Calvary Church and Dreyer's plant community fruit orchard
With the help of many from the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond planted a fruit orchard of 25 trees at their Growing in Grace Community Gardens on Oct. 26. In July, Calvary was awarded a fruit orchard from Dreyer's Fruit Bars after winning an online voting contest.
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.
Georgia church shines light by turning off the lights
[Smyrna-Vinings Patch.com] A small team of about 10 people at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Georgia, is doing its part to make the church, and eventually the entire community, a greener place with the help of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light.
An organic garden grows on Long Island
[Long Island (NY) Herald] A 500-square-foot organic garden now adorns a large portion of land at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bellmore, New York. The space was seen as an opportunity to get the community outdoors and supply the less fortunate with healthy, fresh food.
Garden plots tended by refugee families show ties to past, hope for future
[Grand Rapids (MI) Press] Where Om Koirala, whose family fled religious persecution in their homeland when he was 10, sees plain-old vegetable plants in a garden behind Holy Cross Episcopal Church, his parents see something to clutch from their past.