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 April 21, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS – THE CREATION CARE PLEDGE Sometimes, just saying you are concerned is not enough. The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry and our Bishop, Cathleen Bascom, invite you to set for yourself some specific goals to help you “grow in a loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with the whole of God’s creation”. Please go to...

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Week of April 14, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS- Report on “Ecology Must Be the Heart of Theology” — a Talk by Michael Dowd, May 18, 2018 It was an intriguing, mind-expanding, spirit-stirring hour and a half at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, the evening of Friday, May 18, 2018. The speaker was the Rev. Michael Dowd — self-described “itinerant evolutionary evangelist,”...

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Week of April 7, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS—WHAT IS BIOCHAR AND CAN IT FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE? Biochar is the end product of burning organic material in a reduced oxygen manner until the charcoal stage is reached.  This charcoal has essentially stabilized its carbon that, if completely burned, adds to the greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.  However, when stopped at...

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Week of March 31, 2019 - TEST Tidbits Poem Shared at WEALTH Day, March 12, 2019 On Tuesday, March 12, some members and friends of Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team attended the Kansas WEALTH Day of Advocacy and Education at the Capitol Building in Topeka.  This annual event is open to all interested and gives attendees the opportunity to learn about issues and...

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Week of March 17, 2019 - TEST TIDBITS—ST. PATRICK AND A RECIPIE St. Patrick was born in 373 or 390 to a British/Roman Officer’s family most likely in Wales.  He was reported to be an idle youth that scoffed at his father’s role as a deacon in church. At 16 he was captured by pirates, sold as a slave and worked...

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