NewsFive ways you can act now for creation

Each of us can act to care for creation and address the climate crisis.  There are actions for all ages; look for suggestions for children below!

Monday!  Come to the Climate Action Prayer Chain  Wave, smile, pray, and hold a sign.  Suitable for all ages.  Monday, October 3, 5PM, on the sidewalk in front of CUCC   Details here

Write a postcard to Lynn Good, CEO and President of Duke Energy.  We’ve got two styles ready for you to print on regular paper at home, or pick up a postcard version from the hallway bulletin board anytime in October.  Children can draw a picture of what they love about creation.  CUCC – and your household – cannot reach net zero by 2050 if Duke Energy doesn’t!

Option 1:  We can’t reach our targets if you don’t reach yours.  Here’s why I care..Download and print here

Option 2:  In 2050 I’ll be _(your answer here)___. Here’s why I need Duke Energy to meet or exceed the net zero greenhouse gas emissions goal by 2050.  Download and print here

Pledge to turn off your outside lights and close your curtains.  Did you know that the light in our homes from 11PM to 6AM attracts migrating birds who then are killed flying into our windows?  Children can help turn off the outside lights as part of their bedtime ritual. Take the Lights Out pledge here.

Buy local blueberry preserves for Christmas gifts.  Ken Daniel of Singing Stream Farm, the farmer from CUCC’s Black Farmers to Churches CSA, is offering preserves densely packed with blueberry goodness that would make perfect Christmas gifts.  You will pick up your order on a Saturday at CUCC.  Place your order here.

Ride the bus or carpool to the polls.  CUCC is voting for the climate (and for bail bond reform and so much more).  Pack a brown bag lunch to eat during the congregational conversation, then catch the bus or carpool to vote early on Sunday, October 23.  Children are welcome to ride with a parent and enjoy the optional ice cream detour. Details here

For more information about these five actions, contact Jane Smith  To be part of the ongoing work of addressing the climate crisis with a justice focus, contact Gary Smith