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Sightings from the Treehouse: Ecology of Creation |

A common theme among many of the previous Sightings blogs is that natural laws (physics, chemistry and biology) govern the planet and universe and that life has evolved from the basic elements released during the Big Bang.  Each organism is part of a population of similar organisms and an ecosystem made up of other plants, …

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The Earth is our Mosque |

Written by Colin Christopher, this blog was originally posted on August 16, 2018 by Blessed Tomorrow. Blessed Tomorrow is a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of creation. Together, we inspire our communities to take action today on one of the greatest moral challenges of our era — protecting our shared home. A …

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Why Did I Become a Green Team Lead? |

by Rich Gittens, Green Team Lead for GIPL African American Clergy Engagement Pilot The short, easy answer is … Valerie Hill-Rawls, who has the very long title of, “GIPL African American Creation Care Environmental Justice Pilot Community Engagement Project Manager.”  Some months ago Valerie made a presentation at my church, Emmanuel Lutheran, and talked quite passionately about …

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The Earth is the Lord’s: new policy from the General Assembly |

This article was originally posted on July 3, 2018 by the Presbyterian (PCUSA) Mission Agency.  Another new policy on engaging with issues of climate change–through preaching, embodying, advocating and proclaiming eco-justice– passed last month by the General Assembly environment committee and then by the General Assembly itself is below.

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Solar Panels Installed at Bamboo Creek Farm |

This article was originally published in the July 31, 2018 Global Growers e-newsletter.  Representatives from Creative Solar set up solar panels on the farm late June. With the installation of 28 solar panels at our Bamboo Creek Farm site, Global Growers expects to be the first farm in the metro-Atlanta area to have walk-in coolers …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Ecotheology Rising |

What is ecotheology?  It is a form of theology that focuses on the relationship between religion and nature with a particular emphasis on the ecological destruction underway.  It started as a religious response to the degradation of nature but is also concerned with potential solutions including ecosystem management and environmental justice.

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We Can Change |

four months i spent away from distraction four months spent with full satisfaction knowing that my actions and new found attractions didn’t contribute to Co2 emissions.

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Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church & Nacoochee Presbyterian Church Reflect on their Four Directions Fund Grant |

In Fall 2017, GIPL was pleased to provide a seed grant through our Four Directions Fund to a collaborative project between Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church and Nacoochee Presbyterian Church. One of ten grant recipients, this funding went towards a Reforestation Project in Espumpuja, Guatemala.  

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Fossil Free PCUSA Seeks Forward Movement After Defeat Of Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal |

For Immediate Release – June 22, 2018 Contact: rev. abby mohaupt, awmohaupt@gmail.com; Rev. Emily Brewer 929-251-3277 emily@presbypeacefellowship.org A proposal to fully divest the denomination’s foundation and pension accounts from all fossil fuel companies failed in the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s General Assembly Friday. Fossil Free PCUSA, a project of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF), led the advocacy effort on …

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Solarize Atlanta Crowdsourcing To Bring Down Solar Costs |

By JIM BURRESS Buying a lot of something all at once is usually cheaper than buying the same thing in smaller amounts over time — a concept known as “economy of scale.” Now, some solar advocates in Atlanta are bringing the principle to a rooftop near you, and, in the process, bringing down the cost …

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What Happens during an Energy Audit? |

Today’s blog post comes from GIPL friend Patrick Cobb, the Facilities Manager at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church.  Here he reflects on the process of receiving an Energy Audit from GIPL and what changes have been put in place following the audit. Additionally, Saint Anne’s has a large solar array installed on the parish, funded through …

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Meet Our Programs & Events Summer Intern: Courtney Godwin

My name is Courtney Godwin, and I am a Religion and Social Justice major about to begin my third year at Agnes Scott College. Growing up, I spent much of my time outdoors, whether it was in the backyard with my sister or camping and hiking with my family. My parents both inspired a love …

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