Creation Care

WELCOME TO ST MARY’S BY-THE-SEA CREATION CARE WEBPAGE!

“God so loved the world that he gave his only son …” is not a pious platitude or a simple religious refrain. It is a declaration of God’s purpose and mission in the world from the beginning to this very day. “God so loved the world.” That’s not just about us who are human. It’s about the whole of God’s grand and glorious Creation.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Here at St Mary’s, we take seriously our calling to care for all of creation. On this page you can find ideas and tools for making life-affirming choices about how we inhabit and care for earth, our island home, and all of creation. Watch this page for news of activities at St. Mary’s. You can also use the links here to connect with others who are committed to this effort.

News from the St Mary’s Creation Care Team

Wednesday June 8, 2022 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
Contact Steve for more information.

May, 2022:  Share a vegetarian recipe (or idea or
experience) with us.  Also, review past months’ actions.

Wednesday May 4, 2022 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
Contact Eugene for more information.

April, 2022:  Encourage at least one other person on climate change.
Eugene is collecting ideas.

Wednesday April 6, 2022 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
Contact Grant for more information.

Friday March 25, 2022 11:00 am
Global Climate Strike in Monterey, starting at El Estero.

Lent, 2022
No sacrifices!  Rather, give a lavish gift of your choosing to creation and our climate.  Share your excitement with us.

Wednesday March 9, 2022 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
We’ll listen to presentations from two active young people regarding their work toward a sustainable future climate.
Contact Ann for more information.

February, 2022: Talk to friends and colleagues about the climate crisis. E.g., “I’m trying to find a good response to climate change. What do you think an individual’s responsibility is to combat climate change?” Or, check out Katharine Hayhoe’s Global Weirding, especially If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it, right?

Thursday February 3, 2022 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
Contact Steve for more information.

January, 2022: Contact elected officials (e.g., CCL “Take Action”, NRDC, or Call4Climate).

Wednesday January 5, 2022 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
Contact Steve for more information.

December, 2021: turn down your thermostat 2 degrees.
Check for more ideas.

Wednesday November 17, 2021 7:00 pm
Team Together on Zoom
Contact Grant for more information.

Calculate and Track Your Carbon Footprint

Use this link to calculate your carbon footprint.

Use this link to join with other Episcopalians in the wider church in monitoring your carbon footprint and taking action to address climate change.

Other Things You Can Do

Click here for a list of ideas and activities.

More Readings, Links and Other Resources on Caring for our Common Home

Creation Care videos, readings, and links