Living More-with-Less

General Resources

Carbon Footprint Calculator (Canada): Calculate your carbon footprint and then donate carbon offsets based on your footprint. Tax-deductible receipts available.

Carbon Footprint Calculator (United States): Calculate your carbon footprint at the Nature Conservancyís website.

Carbon Sabbath Initiative: Curricula, instructions, and ideas for creating carbon Sabbath groups. CSI groups can meet in homes or places of worship to "learn more about our addiction to fossil fuels, reduce our consumption and carbon footprint, and advocate for a more just world." Sponsored by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.

Eco-Justice Programs: The National Council of Churches offers a variety of programs, campaigns, resources, and ideas for congregations and individuals interested in creation care.

Evangelical Environmental Network: A nonprofit organization that seeks to "educate, inspire, and mobilize Christians in their effort to care for Godís creation."

350.org: Initiated by Christian environmentalist Bill McKibben, 350.org is an international movement dedicated to finding solutions to the climate crisis.

Blessed Earth: Begun by Matthew and Nancy Sleeth, Blessed Earth offers resources and events for congregations, colleges, and households on creation care.

Web of Creation: This website, maintained by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, was established to "foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives." Contains links and resources for eco-justice.

Restoring Eden: Restoring Eden is a network "dedicated to empowering Christians to engage in faithful stewardship of the natural world as a biblical, moral, and wise value." Includes resources on nature appreciation, environmental stewardship, and public advocacy.

Earth Trek: Author Joanne Moyer uses the seven days of creation to explore the created world and how Christians are called to care for the earth. Available from Mennonite Central Committee.

Hunger No More: Mennonite Central Committee and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Foods Resource Bank (in the U.S.) address world hunger.

Creation Care: Keepers of the Earth: This book, co-published by Herald Press and Mennonite Mutual Aid, shows the path from scripture to stewardship. Designed for small groups.

For the Beauty of the Earth: Women, Faith, and Creation Care: Twelve sessions are contained in this book by Patty Friesen, which looks at our relationship with Godís creation and how to care for it. Ideal for womenís gatherings, Sunday School classes, and retreats.

The Green Bible: An NRSV edition of the Bible in which verses and passages that speak to Godís care for creation are highlighted in green. Supplemental material also included.

Creation and the Environment: An Anabaptist Perspective on a Sustainable World: Edited by Calvin Redekop and published in 2000, this volume includes essays by fourteen contributors on Anabaptist-Christian environmentalism.

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care: This book by Steven Bouma-Prediger has been called the most thorough evangelical treatment of a theology of creation care.

Serve God, Save the Planet: Matthew Sleeth lays out a rationale for Christian environmental responsibility.

Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and Godís Green Earth: Nancy Sleeth includes hundreds of practical tips for stewarding financial and natural resources in her book.

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming: Michael S. Northcott details the way in which consumer societies continue to overuse resources and overproduce carbon while those who have little bear the cost.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 365 Simple Ways to Save Energy, Resources, and Money: This handbook by Joanna Yarrow actually offers 500 ideas for conserving energy, preventing pollution, and saving money.

How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individualís Guide to Stopping Climate Change: A comprehensive reference guide to calculating carbon emissions and planning for how to reduce them.

Green Living Handbook: A 6 Step Program to Create an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle: Author David Gershon walks readers step-by-step through a comprehensive lifestyle transformation program.

Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds—Be Part of the Global Warming Solution: Another practical guide by David Gershon for anyone interested in reducing global warming.

Let There Be . . . Stuff?: A six-session curriculum that helps Christian teenagers reflect on the connections between their faith, their consumption, and the health of the planet.

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