(ACEN) Getting Started on the Genesis Covenant

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In 2009, the Episcopal Church memorialized the Genesis Covenant, which is a national, ecumenical effort by religious communities to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from every facility they maintain by at least 50% within 10 years.
Most congregations find they save money when they implement the Genesis Covenant because they reduce their energy use. But the benefits go far beyond that. Community is built as people work together toward a common goal....

Read it all and follow the links.

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Posted April 30, 2012 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Milton wrote:

If only TEC would just read the book of Genesis, believe it and the Holy Spirit (not the spirit of GC) and covenant with Yahweh instead of the world and its gases!

April 30, 11:09 am | [comment link]
2. David Keller wrote:

The problem with this is not that reducing greenhouse gasses is a noble endeavor, but that the Episcopal Church has become obcessed with political issues.  MDG’s, greenhouse gasses, anti-racism (in an orginization that has essentially zero racism), abortion rights, birth control, Obamacare, etc., etc., etc. And to what point? GC is now more like the Democratic National Convention that the Democratic National Convention is!

April 30, 11:57 am | [comment link]
3. Ian+ wrote:

Salus Sola Viridi = Salvation by going green alone.
David Keller is right: Those things (except abortion rights, birth control) are to be done in the Name of Jesus and for the glory of God. Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will get thrown in, but likely not before the parousia when all things shall be made new.

April 30, 12:19 pm | [comment link]
4. driver8 wrote:

I thought Covenants were un-Anglican?

April 30, 1:17 pm | [comment link]
5. Br. Michael wrote:

“GC is now more like the Democratic National Convention that the Democratic National Convention is!”

And if I wanted to be a Democrat I would have joined the Democratic Party.

April 30, 1:38 pm | [comment link]
6. David Keller wrote:

#5—Well said, sir.

April 30, 5:50 pm | [comment link]
7. sophy0075 wrote:

Well, folks used to call The Protestant Episcopal Church of the US “the Republican Party at prayer,” so TEC has merely switched its allegiance.

April 30, 10:59 pm | [comment link]
8. Tomb01 wrote:

I’m sure the lack of air conditioning in the summer will drastically increase the prayers of the few that actually pass through their doors.

April 30, 11:23 pm | [comment link]
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