Helping the Planet

  Helping the Planet  



In August, 2018, the Vestry approved a proposal for Trinity to become a pilot congregation for a new initiative that aims at showing each of us how we can help the planet and work to combat climate change.  Originating in the Diocese of California and with our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, the initiative was endorsed by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church in the summer of 2018.  The video of the Celebration Sunday presentation is linked above.  You can enlarge the playback window by clicking the icon in the lower right hand corner.

Now is the time to go to the internet-based app, sustainislandhome.org, establish your personal account, and make your action plan!  You receive credit for the good work you've already done, learn where you still have the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint, and find tips and resources.  There are plenty of renter-friendly opportunities and plenty of actions that do not require a cash outlay.

As we enter the season of Advent, a personal action plan, addressed with a reflective spirit and shared as a family exercise, captures the spirit of this special time.

Trinity's theme this year is "building community."  We each can take personal responsibility, but when we do it in community we create a voice as stewards of creation.  The Episcopal Church will be rolling the program out across the country in 2019, creating opportunities for millions of Episcopalians to make our voices heard and influence global and national policy.  Join the team!"

 

Click Here for a Slide Presentation about this Initiative

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