Earth Day Celebrated at St. Mark

After service on Sunday April 22, members of the St. Mark Social Justice Team produced a wonderful display in the Parish Hall to celebrate Earth Day and our recent ministry of Caring for Creation. Tables were filled with examples and information available to peruse on composting, recycling, tree conservation, books on environmental topics, transportation options, and food. Many practical tips and ideas were shared and discussed, such as what can and can’t be placed in your recycle bin, how to purchase “smart” thermostats for your home at reduced prices, ideas on “buying and eating local” and many more.

Thanks to Gail Frare, Beth Bowden, David Nelson, Earla Ferry, Terry Leverenz, and Kristina Tamm-Finnerud for sponsoring this event and for all their hard work in helping to decrease our carbon footprint!

If you did not pick up the handout at the Earth Day event and want the list of 50 ways to decrease climate impacts, they are posted on the St. Mark website under the heading “Caring for Creation”. The material is from, “The Climate Diet: 50 Simple Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint” by Paul Greenberg, and is featured in 5 consecutive posts between February 3 and March 5, 2022.