Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day! The 2021 Earth Day theme, "Restore Our Earth," reminds us of this vision and the holy work God entrusts to us — of seeking the well-being of creation as inseparable from the wholeness of humankind. Here are some resources provided by the ELCA:
"As stewards of creation, we have many ways to lovingly serve the earth:
- Explore and use ELCA Care for Creation resources, including video, study and action guides with information about the Creation Care Ambassadors initiative.
- Read the Lutherans Restoring Creation story "5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as Church Together but Apart."
- Accept the ELCA Young Adults No Plastics for Lent challenge this Easter season.
- Participate in a local cleanup (with appropriate distancing) if permitted by local authorities, or participate in the Earth Challenge 2020 citizen scientist initiative, focused on plastic pollution and clean air.
- Join with the ELCA's ecumenical partner Creation Justice Ministries in advocacy, education and prayer."