Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team (TEST)

Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team (TEST) does not aim to be “the environmental stewards” of Trinity Parish, but rather aims to provide information, examples, and opportunities to support the conviction that God calls everyone to be good stewards of the earth. We love to demonstrate that caring for God’s creation is a joy – and often downright fun!

 

The Sunrise Movement and the Green New Deal - On November 11, about 200 youth activists and protesters made their wishes known to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The group was accompanied and supported by incoming House Representative Alexandria Casio Cortez from New York. The protesters urgently demanded to see action on what they call a “Green New Deal.” Calling themselves the Sunrise...

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300 cop24-logo-vt The Promise of COP24 - World leaders, representatives from business, industry, lower-level government leaders, religious leaders, scientists, and advocates are all meeting from December 3-14, in Katowice, Poland for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that met and signed onto the Paris Accord in 2015. This conference of the...

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National Climate Assessment Report - While most of us were out shopping on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, a comprehensive report was released by the federal government that painted a pretty bleak picture of the effects that climate change is having right now on the United States. The report, however, did contain specific and “do-able” strategies to help the...

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A Prayer and Comments for Thanksgiving - Almighty God, we thank you for making the earth fruitful, so that it might produce what is needed for life: bless those who work in the fields; give us seasonable weather; grant that we may all share the fruits of the earth, rejoicing in your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common...

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480px-Baby_Carrots_2 Baby Carrots and Food Labels - Have you noticed the changes recently made to food labels? It is well worth taking time to understand the changes and gain from the information provided. Back in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that there be new guidelines and companies have been working hard to gather the information to meet the guidelines. Many...

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