Earth Care Congregations have committed to the Earth Care Pledge and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities and outreach.
Last Fall, to prepare for applying for Earth Care Congregation certification, Palma Sola completed a self-assessment of actions taken in the four categories, made plans for 2022, and Session affirmed the Earth Care Pledge. In March 2022, we received Presbyterian Church (USA) certification as an Earth Care Congregation.
In 2022, our primary focus is to reduce the waste we produce. Specifically, our goals are to reduce the single-use plastic we use by using ceramic cups and metal flatware, and recycle all the paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic we and our campus partners use. We can all do our part to reduce-reuse-recycle-repurpose!
Members are invited to participate both by contributing ideas and volunteering for church efforts, and completing similar actions in their homes. One representative from each of our church teams (Renewal, Outreach, and Resources) will report quarterly to Session on progress and plans in their areas.
Learn more here about the PC(USA) program.