Building green...buying green...going green... "green" topics and calls for action are becoming increasingly commonplace today. The concern about the impact of human activities on the environment is a concern for people who believe in the holiness of God's creation. We are called to be good stewards of all that God has created.
Practicing good stewardship is essential when it comes to making decisions about building, renovating and maintaining our places of worship and community gathering. EnVisionChurch will feature writings that will assist with these vital choices.
"For many faith communities around the world, the green impulse is a direct expression of their embrace of God's creation. The decision to be green is simply not a matter of choice for many, but rather, an integral part of their religious beliefs." Michael J. Crosbie, editor of Faith & Form and Chair of the Department of Architecture, the University of Hartford (Connecticut), writes. Photo credit: Marty Ostrow
Interested in having church furnishings built with only sustainable materials? Consider horse logging. Carol Frenning tells us more about this method of sustainably managing a forested area and of using wood from these forests for liturgical furnishings.