Environment and Conservation

Caring for Creation Resources 2016

The list below is a compilation of several websites and/or locations providing information and/or resources for many different ways of Caring for Creation. If you have other resources to add to this list, please send them to Mary Bailey at bailey.3@osu.edu. By sharing our ideas and successes, we can find new ways to be good stewards of God’s creation.

www.blessedearth.org – Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit that inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth. One of the directors, Nancy Sleeth, has written a book, “Go Green, $ave Green – A simple guide to saving time, money, and God’s green earth.”

http://www.swaco.org/ – Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio – website includes many helpful and interesting links, including www.swaco.org/Residents/ResidentialRecycling.aspx, which identifies accepted and non-accepted materials for the blue recycle bins.

http://columbus.gov/RecyColumbus/ – City of Columbus recycling information – website includes many helpful and interesting links, including www.columbus.gov/greenspot/, a link to the Office Environmental Stewardship, which has additional links to help us “Go Green.”

http://www.redeemer-cincy.org/eco-palians – ECO-palians webpage for the Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati, including a number of helpful and inspirational links

https://www.preserveproducts.com/recycle/mygimme5/what-we-accept – provides info on recycling #5 plastics, which are NOT accepted in the blue bins, but can be recycled at Whole Foods Market in Dublin, Easton, and Upper Arlington

http://connect.xcelenergy.com/minnesota/how-much-money-can-you-save-by-switching-to-energy-efficient-light-bulbs/ – This link no longer works, but a number of other interesting and helpful articles are available at http://connect.xcelenergy.com/archive/ .

http://www.ohipl.org/ – website of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, “a growing community of dedicated volunteers and staff helping Ohio’s interfaith communities meet the challenges of climate change through action and advocacy,” who seek to “promote energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable energy by houses of worship and their congregations.” Bishop Breidenthal is on the Advisory Council, and the Rev. Frank Edmands in on the Board of Directors.   Many helpful and thought-provoking links and resources are accessible from this website.

http://www.awakenthedreamer.org/ – website of the Pachamama Alliance , “a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.” We hosted an Awakening the Dreamer mini-workshop at St. John’s a few years ago, and Donna Hissrich hopes to facilitate another one here in the future.

New World Recycling is located at 1079 E. 5th Ave, Columbus, between I-71 and Joyce Ave, phone 614-907-8776. The place where I had recycled pop cans and aluminum cat food cans for years closed down, but I recently discovered New World Recycling and had a good experience there, with nice people and cash-on-the-spot for aluminum cans. (Mary Bailey)

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2012/10/10/tithing-with-trash-cuts-waste-turns-hard-to-recycle-rubbish-into-riches/ – an article about an Episcopal Church in Georgia that has earned thousands of dollars “collecting hard-to-recycle items such as empty toothpaste tubes and Solo Cups and sending them to TerraCycle in Trenton, New Jersey, to earn 2 cents per item.”

www.terracycle.com/en-US/ – the website of the company mentioned in the Tithing for Trash article.

www.growingpower.org/ – “Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.” CEO Will Allen’s book ‘The Good Food Revolution’ was the freshman book at Ohio State in Autumn 2015 – very inspiring and much ‘food for thought.’ Composting, worm farming, vertical farming, and urban fish farming are just a few examples of Will’s creative methods of “developing living systems that are economically feasible for all people to have sustainable protein and vegetables year round.”

http://eenonline.org/ – website of The Episcopal Ecological Network, whose mission is “to educate, encourage, and facilitate congregations, dioceses, provinces, and the Episcopal Church, USA, toward local, regional, national, and international activities for the stewardship of God’s Creation.” Links cover different aspects, including resources for reflection, education, and action.