What do you throw away the most in your church, in your home? What steps from Church of the Nativity’s Zero Waste Church Guidecould you implement to reduce sources (single-use trash) and improve sinks (such as through composting on site or connecting to a local compost hub).
Contact church leadership about your church’s purchasing practices and ask questions about where the items are coming from, who made them, and how long they are designed to last.
Consider exploring approval for minimizing single use items in your church, and begin making an implementation plan for justly transitioning your church and participating families in your congregation to reusables.
Spiritual Practice: Turn the Soil Together. Put your hands in the soil with a loved one and remember where you’re from and to whom you belong.
Learn by Doing: Eat for climate and commit to composting your food scraps at home and/or at church. If you need a green bin, request one from your city, and/or connect with a local community garden who may welcome your food scraps as nourishment.