Commission for Creation Care - Diocese of California

Commission for Creation Care - Diocese of California


I am the founder of which began its R&D more than 3.5 years ago to develop the first scalable tool to solve what most serious organizers agree is the mother of all challenges ( if we are to have any real chance of stopping the now rapidly progressing Sixth Great Extinction. Since efforts to reach the Creation Care committee by email via the email on their site have not worked, and I cannot afford to stay in the Bay area much longer, could any of their members reading this pm me with your emails please. (Promise not to put you on any list or give it to anyone.) Once I get emails from key members, ideally, two who are fans of the game-changing research of Erica Chenoweth (, I can send those committee members our short ppt and 2part demo. Since I have little time left, to expedite matters, I'd be very grateful to get at least the chair's and one or two others, to up my odds that at least one will check us out by Wed, and if sufficiently wowed, will recommend us to Bishop Andrus. We are just looking for advice, constructive criticism and contacts. With 20 of America's top organizers giving our free GetCourageNow tool hugely positive review, I doubt you will be disappointed.
Very exciting regeneration of the commission on the environment that was started in 1994 and retired after ten vigorous years. Happy to be a part of the new version.

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Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going? | A New Shade of Green | Sherry Listgarten | Almanac Online |

An inspiring progress report from Palo Alto: I have questions about the "edible" cups, spoons, etc. What are the calorie counts on these items? What are they made of in terms of animal, vegetable, artificial ingredients? Can they be eaten by those with nut allergies, or strawberry allergies, or vegan? How long can these products be safely cons... 12/20/2019

Commission on Creation Care | The Diocese of California

This time of year, many of us spend time with family. It can be hard to have a conversation with the people you love about subjects like religion (too personal!) and climate change (too political!). But there is evidence that we are not talking enough about it, and in fact may be afraid to, thinking that our family members or friends are more doubtful or hesitant to talk about climate change than they really are.
Here are 12 tips that can help you have a climate conversation that brings you closer together rather than driving family members apart: The Commission on Creation Care (CCC) engages the Diocese of California in the work of restoring its relationship with “this fragile earth, our island home” and the rest of life that inhabits it. The immediate concern is climate change and the moral responsibility of the church in addressing env... 11/13/2019

Sustainable living a moral responsibility for faith-based organizations - The San Francisco Examiner

Interesting insights into the recent passage of the two environmental resolutions we had passed at the Diocese of California Episcopal convention convention a couple weeks ago: green space


Our work at this year's Diocesan Convention was a huge success, with both of the resolutions we sponsored passing almost unanimously! The first resolution, Carbon Offsets, calls for Episcopalians to learn about the impact of air travel on their carbon footprint, work to reduce air travel, and purchase carbon offsets when they do travel. The second resolution, Non-biodegradable Single Use Plastics, directs that whenever appropriate alternatives to single-use non-biodegradable plastic, bags, utensils, containers and packaging are available, this Diocese and all its institutions and congregations shall purchase and use such alternative products and shall urge their members to purchase and use such alternatives instead of single-use plastics. Kudos to our hard-working Commission chair, Nancy Grove, and Commission member Carl Diehl for their conscientious and prayerful research and writing of these resolutions. You can read the full text of the resolutions here: 09/24/2019

Can you spare a minute to help Barbara Bisel?

Rev. Justin Canon, one of our leaders on the Commission for Care of Creation, just alerted us to this -- an important read. Please take a quick moment to read and sign. Stop PG&E Clearcutting in the Oakland Hills



Iowa Interfaith Power and Light executive director Matt Russell shows how he’s finding innovative ways to make his farm carbon neutral and continue to produce food for a hungry planet.

Farmers are often painted as an enemy in the climate change war but thanks to new technology, they are uniquely positioned to become allies for conservation and sustainable food production. We traveled to Iowa to meet farmers who are standing up to try to save the planet. 08/27/2019

What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat?

What if everybody in the United States ate less meat? We don’t mean going vegetarian. Just less. This NY Times article taps into several studies to explore what the impact would be on climate change. Also this week, how an economic downturn could affect climate change. 07/19/2019

A Guatemalan Teen Was Fleeing Climate Change. Then He Died in U.S. Custody

Juan de Léon Gutierrez was the third child to die in U.S. custody since December of 2018. He migrated from the Dry Corridor of Guatemala where crops of subsistence farmers failed for the third year in a row, a situation exacerbated by climate change. Juan was from one of these farming families that have done the least to contribute to climate change, but are suffering the worst effects and risking their lives to come to the United States.

As people of faith and conscience we must speak out on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society who are suffering the worst effects of climate change.

Many members of Congress will be holding Town Hall meetings in August as they visit their home districts – let’s make sure they hear from us about the urgent action needed on climate. Juan de Léon Gutiérrez is the third Guatemalan minor to die in U.S. custody in six months 07/15/2019

America's addiction to absurdly fast shipping has a hidden cost

Free rush shipping can come with a a cost to the environment — and retailers are doing a careful dance to try to mitigate it without turning customers away. Read the full story: Free rush shipping can come with a a cost to the environment — and retailers are doing a careful dance to try to mitigate it without turning customers away. 07/10/2019

Electric Faith

As your faith community works to fight climate change and air pollution, we're thrilled to share with you CIPL's guide to installing charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at your congregation. Driving an EV rather than a gas or diesel vehicle is one of the most effective steps an individual can take to slow climate change and reduce air pollution. Installing a charging station at your congregation eases that transition for your faith community. Electric Faith A future EV driver at a Watts EV Ride ‘n’ Drive. Photo credit: Corey Burns.California Interfaith Power & Light has been a strong advocate for cleaner transportation for years. Electric vehicles are paving the way to healthier communities and reduced pollution linked to climate cha... 07/08/2019

Trees 'most effective solution' for climate change

"If we act now, this could cut carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 25%, to levels last seen almost a century ago." Check out the compelling new research, recently published in SCIENCE magazine: A controversial study suggests extreme climate change can be averted by planting a billion hectares of trees. 07/07/2019

Paris to Pittsburgh

Creation Care: Paris to Pittsburgh

Host a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new(ish) film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.
This film is being offered through Interfaith Power and Light to draw faith communities together to inspire local community action to heal the climate for the benefit of all.

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community!

Go here for more info: April 17, 2019Paris to Pittsburgh Host a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies — narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous M... 06/28/2019

The Marine Mammal Center : Home

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito (just over the Golden Gate Bridge in the Marin Headlands), which tracks the health of the ocean and conducts scientific research through the rescue and treatment of sea lions, elephant seals, and harbor seals, has an URGENT need for volunteer dish washers in its fish kitchen.

The staff and volunteers have recently been overwhelmed by an influx of marine mammal patients: the current number of animals is 175. 06/26/2019

Holy Hikes® – A Christian Eco-Ministry Serving The Episcopal Church – Restoring Communion with All of Creation

It has been said that “people will protect what they love.” To this end, Rev. Justin Cannon created and leads the Holy Hikes Ministry, helping individuals be renewed in their love-relationship with the earth, the universal church, and with their Creator. To learn more about the inspiring hikes and be notified of future events, check out their website: 06/18/2019

Your Questions About Food and Climate Change, Answered

Everything you're wondering about how what you eat affects the climate -- a little modification by all of us will make a BIG difference! How to shop, cook and eat in a warming world.


We congratulate the following Climate Champion churches in our diocese who have been early adopters of the exciting new app, Parishioners are having fun checking out their home carbon footprint, often with surprising results, and being part of the Episcopal response toward the crisis of climate change. Let us know when you or your church jump on board so we can add you to the list!

All Saints San Leandro
All Souls Berkeley
Church of Our Savior, Mill Valley
Grace Cathedral
Holy Innocents, SF
St. Ambrose Foster City
St. Bartholomew's, Livermore
St. Columba's Inverness
St. Cyprians' SF
St. Gregory of Nyssa
St. Mark's Palo Alto
Trinity, Menlo Park


Commission for Creation Care - Diocese of California's cover photo 06/03/2019

Sustaining Earth, Our Island Home | The Diocese of California

Are you a Climate Champion? The Episcopal Church has been acting to support care of our Earth, our fragile island home, over several decades. We invite you to explore an exciting web-based tool that has been developed to help Episcopalians lead more sustainable lives, Sustaining Island Home. It is a hopeful, fun app that enables families to measure their carbon footprint, take actions to reduce it, and aggregate our impact within our parishes, across the Diocese, and nationally, in order to advocate for sustainable climate policy. In the face of this urgent reality, there is good news — each household can be part of reversing the trend towards climate disaster; and, together, our choices can make a significant impact. In the United States alone, 40% of greenhouse gas emissions detrimental to the climate are the choices mad...


Commission for Creation Care - Diocese of California




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