Creation Care globeCreation Care 

God has a future for his whole world - "The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.” (Psalm 24:1-2)

God's Wonderful World
Church of England - Carbon Neutral by 2030
David Attenborough - Wonderful World – BBC

 
"There is something in the whole of Creation and in Us that witnesses to the REALITY of God. …
That image is misshapen/distorted if we look in on ourselves not outward toward God
and is liberated when we look at God.”  
Justin Welby 


The Five Rs 

In all decisions remember:
Refuse – Avoid single use plastics and paper products by saying 'No thank you', opting for reusables
Reduce – Can you avoid that purchase?  Can you reduce your waste?
Reuse – Keep an item out of land fill by keeping it in good condition and repair.
Rot – Compost any food scraps.
Recycle – Properly recycle any plastic, paper, glass or metal.

NEW-LEAF-LOGO-SMALL
For many ways to reduce your Carbon Footprint – See New Leaf Alresford



Eco Church graphicEco Church - How St John's is doing 


Eco Church - A Rocha UK project
Status - 'Applying for Bronze Award'


Books

Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio
L is for Lifestyle by Ruth Valerio
Just Living by Ruth Valerio
Planetwise: Dare to Care for God's World by Dave Bookless
 

Links

New Leaf Alresford

1 in 3 fish for human consumption contains plastic (Source: Condor Ferries) 

Caring for God's Creation - Environment 
(Diocese of Winchester)

Children's God's Acre activity pack 

Prayers for World Environment Day (Church of England)

Introduction to the Church of England environment programme

For more details from the Creation Care Team contact:
Rex Corfield,  t. 01962 808969, email: alresfordcorfields@talktalk.net
Sue Armstrong, t. 01962 734542, email: susanarmstrong@btopenworld.com
Sue Greenway, t. 01962 7324006, email: itchensue@googlemail.com

Lord God, we thank you for the gift of your creation, deepen our respect for all living things and strengthen us to be responsible stewards of your world.