Committing to a Low-Waste Holiday Season

Guest blogger: Hannah Shultz, a third year at Candler School of Theology (Emory University), pursuing her Master of Divinity.   December is my favorite time of year. I love going home for the holidays, seeing friends and family, baking cookies, and decorating the Christmas tree. I must admit that I get into the whole Christmas craze!

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5th Annual Interfaith Tree Planting

The GIPL team was out in full force this past, very chilly, Monday morning.  On Monday, January 15, GIPL staff, board members, and friends & neighbors joined with Trees Atlanta to plant trees at the West End MARTA station and Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park.  More photos here! 

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Create Beauty: Plant Trees and Reduce Waste

Every January, GIPL brings together interfaith friends in an act of hope. We dig holes in the cold, hard ground and plant trees. Together in partnership with Trees Atlanta, this work of re-foresting brings healing in many ways. It is an act of friendship with the earth and with one another as we create beauty …

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Compost as a Vision of Grace

Compost as a Vision of GraceI’m the kind of person who takes pictures of piles of what others call “trash”—used paper plates smeared with BBQ sauce, the green beans some toddler spit out, greasy napkins and the like—and then posts the photos on Facebook (which rarely get any “likes”!). I see the potential of this …

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Food & Faith: UMC Creation Care Conference Digested

Food engages us with Creation day in and day out. As we fill our plates and cups, we inevitably connect with people, plants, creatures, and places from across our yard to across the world. Whether we embrace or ignore that connection matters for the health of the world and for our very souls.

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New Creation Care Initiatives at Honey Creek Camp

The Creation Care Commission, a new environmental ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, met at Honey Creek Camp on June 13 to establish programs that reduce and recycle waste and to increase awareness of ways to better care for “this fragile earth, our island home.” A food waste reduction program will focus on reducing overall …

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