News from the Green Team | 3 June 2020

From the Green Team
3 June 2020

“…Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to Yhwh your God, the earth with all that is in it.”  Deuteronomy 10:14

You know how when you learn a new word, suddenly it seems as if everyone is using it?

I thought about the 3R’s of the Green movement: reduce, reuse, recycle. Then I was inspired to add two more: renew and rejoice.  For me, these two words imbue my commitment to the environmental movement with a spiritual aspect.

Below are some of the thoughts which occurred to me about each word and an action I can take now:

  • Renew my commitment to stewardship of creation.
    Action: Read Spiritual Ecology: Cry of the Earth, edited by Llewellyn Vaughan.
  • Reduce my use of disposables.
    Action: Buy a travel coffee mug (and use it)
  • Reuse – become aware of how I can reuse items instead of recycling them.
    Action: Reuse small juice bottles by buying larger jugs of juice and refilling the small ones. That way, I toss only one bottle instead of 4 or 5.
  • Recycle, to convert waste into reusable material
    Action: If I can’t find a recycle bin when I am out and about, I will bring items home to my recycle bin.
  • Rejoice “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24
    Action:  I am just happy that more and more of us are waking to the glory of creation, and joining together to heal our environmental mistakes.

I invite/ask each of you to let stewardship be the new word you notice this week. Please feel free to send me ideas and comments you have about the 3R’s +2. Can you think of more R’s? More ways to Renew, Reduce, Recycle, Renew, and Rejoice?

Send them to me

REMEMBER! The Green Team welcomes you to participate at any level!


Theresa Carroll

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