There is no wrong way to count your hours. We are all at different points in our journey towards green living and the steps you take along the path, no matter how big or small, are important. Our ultimate goal is to work together to collectively transform the way we live our lives by becoming more intentional about our impact on, and connection to, the earth. Any efforts toward that end are valuable and should be counted.
There are a variety of ways to engage, but whatever you do must feel authentic to you. If you are just beginning to explore the impact of your life on the health of our planet, simply taking some time to pray and study may be what you need to do to get started. If you're already living an earth friendly lifestyle, now may be the time to add a new discipline to help you stretch beyond greening your own life, and move in to making changes to your community or church through a new program or advocacy. If you're a real pro, you may be able to achieve a full day of earth care by dedicating your personal habits, transportation, food choices, thoughts, and prayers to protecting the earth!
For some great, practical ideas for changes you can make...from substituting vinegar for commercial cleaners and using energy efficient bulbs to bicycling to work...download this list (pdf).
Watch a UCC video about earning earth hours here.
Learn about the environment on Darkwood Brew.
Download free worship services for your church here.
See what others are doing on the Mission 4/1 Earth Facebook page.
Remember to record your hours here!