Life-Giving Conservation

For God’s sake, we will adopt practical ways of reducing our climate impact and living more humbly and gently on Earth as individuals, households, congregations, institutions, and dioceses. 

Carbon Tracker

Thanks to the Diocese of California, our whole church has a new tool to support anyone who wants to make more life-giving choices about how we inhabit the earth. The Carbon Tracker is a web-based application that helps individuals, households, congregations, and even dioceses to measure your carbon footprint and take steps to shrink it to fit a sustainable life. 

Check the diocesan page of the Episcopal Asset Map to find churches in your area dedicated to conserving resources and living harmoniously with creation. First, go to your diocesan page. Then search for “creation care.” Then leverage those relationships for regional learning and collaboration. See this example from the Diocese of North Carolina:

Creation Care Glossary


Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. Sustainable Development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Conservation Resources

Moving Forward - A Guide to Building Momentum on Climate Solutions in Your Congregation and Community: A guide to reducing energy use, building resilient communities and supporting policies that lead to climate solutions. 

Blessed Tomorrow Carbon Offset Program: In collaboration with Cool Effect, ecoAmerica developed this custom model of carbon offset calculation for houses of worship.

For more conservation resources, click here.

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The Rev. Melanie Mullen
Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

Phoebe Chatfield
Associate for Creation Care and Justice