Environmental Stewardship

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.
Genesis 2:15

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WGPC is proud to have been approved as an Earth Cares Congregation by the PC(USA). To achieve this recognition, our Session committed to the Earth Care Pledge, which challenges us to live in a manner consistent with God’s call not only to care for creation but to commune with creation because of our love for Christ. Please contact our Mission Outreach Coordinator, Beth Kazlauskas, if you have any questions. You may also click on a link in the sidebar for more information.

A Note from Environmental Stewardship

Food waste is a problem. About 40 percent of the food we purchase is thrown away in America. The discarded food waste in our landfills creates methane, a gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere! Not only do we waste the food, we throw away the resources used in producing, processing, packaging and transporting the food. Here's an example: if you tossed away a hamburger, it would be equal to taking a 90 minute shower in the amount of water it took to produce the beef patty. Instead of throwing away the food, use the leftovers the next day, freeze them, take a plate to a house-bound friend, donate to a food bank, or throw it in a compost bin. Better yet, don't buy or fix more food than you can eat in the first place!

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