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  tcarroll.mt@gmail.com.

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

Blessings,

Theresa Carroll

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