See how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is making a difference on climate solutions, and why we should all work to care for Creation. ecoAmerica's Blessed Tomorrow program and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are partnering to empower climate action and advocacy and advance climate solutions.
Visit Sustainable Blacksburg to find out how you can help care for God's creation through the three "Rs" - Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!
As community science initiatives continue to grow in popularity, this year’s sixth annual City Nature Challenge is expanding to more than 400 cities across six continents. The global event calls on current and aspiring community scientists, nature and science fans, and people of all ages and education backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals, and fungi within the boundaries of the Town of Blacksburg using the free mobile app iNaturalist. From Friday, April 30 to Monday, May 3, participants can upload their observations to the app and they will automatically be included in the project.
“We are so pleased that Blacksburg is once again joining with communities across the globe to take part in the City Nature Challenge. We hope that participants come away with a new appreciation for the biodiversity in town,” said Will Lattea, Energy & Environmental Specialist for the Town of Blacksburg.
"The earth is the Lord's.."
TheLuther Memorial encourages greater awareness and joyful fulfillment of our mandate to become wise stewards of God’s creation. We seek to raise consciousness about the many actions we can take—as a church, as members of society, and as individual citizens—to reduce our impact on the Earth.
Local ecologist Dave Tallamy is fed up with invasive species and sterile landscapes, and urges Americans to go native and go natural! Read his fascinating article in the Smithsonian magazine - click here.
Master Naturalist and Luther Memorial congregation member Rebekah Paulson shares her list of Virginia-native plants. Click here to download the list. She also offers tours of her yard’s Monarch butterfly habitat - please call the church office if you are interested!
There are many ways to become a "Creation Care Congregation." We can start at home as well - here are some ideas...
The Web of Creation was established to foster the movement
for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable
world from religious perspectives. This site can:
The Web of Creation has also been developed to provide information and connections for theology students interested in environmental ministry.
Equal Exchange and Lutheran World Relief (LWR) are strongly committed to furthering Fair Trade and environmental justice together with Lutheran congregations across the U.S. As a participant in the LWR Coffee Project, you make a positive impact on the planet and on the people who grow
our food. For every bag of rich, delicious LWR Farmers Market Coffee
you buy, a farmer receives a strong, up-front price for their coffee beans and shares in the profit of the final sale.
Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
Watch this video to learn about the current items that may be recycled locally. For example, did you know only plastic bottles with a 1 or 2 in the triangle recycling symbol can be recycled? All others 3-7 must go in the trash. Visit BlacksBurg, VA Public Works Recycling Information page to find out about schedules and locations.