CREATION CARE

Caring for God's Creation

 

Crown of Glory is committed to protecting, advocating and implementing practices that protect God’s creation for future generations.

During Rally Weekend, the Creation Care team hosted a table where we shared our mission and recent accomplishments. Rally attendees were also invited to pick up a Crown of Glory reusable bag and share how they are protecting God’s creation for future generations. What are we doing the most? Donating unused items? Finding creative ways to reuse items? Check out the results below.

 

If you haven’t picked up your Crown of Glory reusable bag, find them in the main office.

 

Carver County offers great information on how you can implement reduce, reuse, and recycle practices.

(link: https://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/public-services/environmental-services/about-us ).

Crown of Glory is enrolled in a 100% renewable energy program.  Clean Energy Choice is offered by the City of Chaska Electric Utility and is an important part of caring for God’s creation. If you are a Chaska resident, check out the program for your home.   https://www.cleanenergychoice.com/chaska/

Crown of Glory Creation Care Team Accomplishments:

  • Launched a recycling composting program - Recycling bins can be found around the church building.

 

  • Assessed options and changed sanitation services to facilitate recycling and composting.  This change will be cost neutral compared to previous services.

  

  • Submitted and received a grant from Carver County Environmental Services for recycle/compost bins and compost-able supplies.

 

  • Conducted Eco-faith training “Connect the Drops” for Connect and Confirmation students.
     

  • Conducted a comprehensive (ASHREA* Level 1) Energy Audit and shared audit results and recommendations with Creation Care Team, staff and key volunteers.

    *American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

     

  • Began implementing recommendations from the Energy Audit to continue building on energy efficient technologies and practices at Crown of Glory.
     

 

Want to Learn More?

 

Check out these resources to learn more about the recycling and organics program at Crown of Glory:
 


 

Click the link to see what the Minneapolis Synod is doing with the “Faith and Clean Energy Campaign.

Want to get involved?  

 

The more help we have, the bigger impact we can have.  
To join the Creation Care Team, help out with a project or just come to see what we are working on, please contact Scott Firman.

Responding to God’s call in Genesis 2 to “till (Heb: serve) the earth and keep (Heb: care for/protect) it,” the EcoFaith Network (EFN), an initiative of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA, exists to call and equip individuals and faith communities in becoming “watershed disciples” through Connection, Awareness and Action.

What Are We Doing Well

  • Donate Used Items

  • Use LED Lighbulbs

  • Recycle

  • Use Recyclable Bags

  • Properly Dispose Hazardous Items

What Can We Do Better

  • Creatively Reuse Items

  • Buy Secondhand

  • Use Compost Site

  • Use Paperless Billing

  • Shop at Retailers Who Practice Sustainability

Creation care with Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™ is FUN! By understanding the common ground on which faith, science, and the Lutheran traditions stand, kids work to make this world a more trustworthy place.  Laughing, teamwork, vocation, Bible studies, ecology, and climate science all wade together in the subject of water.