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!

 

Week of August 25, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND LOOP RECYCLING We know that plastic is everywhere and it everything. It is in the air, soil, and the oceans, in the bodies of fish, birds and other marine wildlife and in us. We know the problem it is causing the environment and are now studying what it is doing to human...

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Week of August 18, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS—IS THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT “ENDANGERED”? The answer depends upon interpretation.  To the Trump Administration, the new set of rules to go into effect in 30 days will keep the “safeguarding” part of the act intact while closing regulatory loopholes that have burdened the American pubic.  To environmental scientists and citizen alike, the new...

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Week of August 11, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS—A “JULY WARNING” OF THINGS TO COME  July, of course, is in the midst of summer and is usually warm and uncomfortable—so why are the climate scientists saying that this July of 2019 is different?  In fact some of these scientists are now replacing the term climate change with climate emergency! Opinions can differ,...

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Week of July 4, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS—DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE (PART TWO) Last week’s Tidbits covered part one of the Declaration of Interdependence that listed some common points most acknowledge as true statements.  The second part combines these knowledge points with the beliefs of those interested in creation care. The declaration ends with a renewed resolution that emphasizes interdependence.  This declaration...

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Week of July 28, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS:  DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE (PART ONE) Twenty seven years ago, for the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, David Suzuki and others involved in the Suzuki Foundation wrote a set of commonly held truths, beliefs and resolutions to describe human’s interdependence and interconnectedness with the natural world.  These connections call us to be stewards...

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