Creation Care

Caring for God's Creation Through Environmental Stewardship

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:
 

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 ).

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.

November 2019 - Watch Our Video!

 

In November, Creation Care Team Members presented in front of our Connect and Confirmation classes. They shared with our young adults how Crown of Glory is caring for God's creation by implementing recycling strategies which reduces garbage that ends up in landfills. They talked about clean water and the small things we can all do to that make a big difference in helping keep lakes and streams cleaner. Click the arrow to watch Creation Care Team Members at work. Enjoy!

We Protect What We Love

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.

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.