Earth Care

Highland has been certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Hunger Program! To become an Earth Care Congregation, Highland affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into our worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

The Earth Care Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.

Our goals:

  • Increase awareness and sense of responsibility as an Earth Care congregation; and
  • Activate Highland’s members and the community at large to improve their own piece of Creation.

 

Learn more about Earth Care Congregations here: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/environment/earth-care-congregations/

Highland has also become a partner congregation with Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, by signing their pledge. Click here to read the pledge.

Upcoming Informational Events

Spotlighting Successful Green Team Actions, Learning Lab – Thursday, May 5 at 7-8pm
Learn from success! Join us to hear stories from green teams that are taking action to care for Creation and learn:

  • What kinds of successful actions are congregations doing through their connection with the IPC network and resources?
  • What steps are they taking to ensure that their action plans are successful?
  • What partnerships are helpful in supporting the actions you take?

Register for this online event

Upcoming Ways to Get Involved

Arbor Day Tree Care & Planting – Friday, April 29 at 1:00 PM
Tree planting at the Falmouth Forest Garden at Conoy Wetlands. Put on by Lancaster Conservancy.
Information and Registration

Wetlands Walk: Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve – Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM
A two-mile hike will be on flat terrain, but will involve some bush whacking and may involve wading through water and mucky substrates. Put on by Lancaster Conservancy.
Information and Registration

Lancaster Water Week – June 3-11  


More Information

Terracycle

Recycle your used toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes by bringing them to Highland’s office.

Learn more: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

Video Resources

Contact the Director of Missions

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