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Environmental Ministries
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Rebecca Barnes
(800) 728-7228, x5624
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100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Environmental Ministries is a part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program

Environmental Ministries

Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Environmental Ministries works to inspire and equip congregations and presbyteries to work for eco-justice for all of God's earth. We produce, promote and distribute faith-based eco-justice resources for individuals, congregations and presbyteries while also responding to, and educating about, Presbyterian Church USA environmental policies.

 “Earth Care Congregations” and “Green Leaf Seal” camps are certified through Environmental Ministries while individuals are connected through the “Environmental Ministries Action Network,” resourced through relationship with our ecumenical round-table Creation Justice Ministries, and supported by conferences of Presbyterians for Earth Care, a national grassroots Presbyterian eco-justice network.

Join us in this vital, meaningful work for God’s creation! Learn More.

Celebrate Earth Day Sunday
Become an Earth Care Congregation
Join the Environmental Ministries Action Network
Get the Green Leaf Seal

“…God's work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated...Restoring creation is God's own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore...”

PC(USA) Environmental Policy

Looking for the Earth Care Congregation Checklist? Find it as part of the Earth Care Congregation application here. Also see the “Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches.”


Share your story

Many Presbyterian churches are making environmental stewardship part of their ministry through worship, education, facilities and outreach projects that respond to our call to till and keep the garden.  Read some of their stories. If your church has a story to share, please email it to Rebecca Barnes.


  • Our church is trying to reduce paper too. We've gone to the screen behind the pastors, and there has been consternation. We already had a Thursday email to the congregation with events and schedules, but there are still people without email and some who just don't read it. We had to add the prayer list to the Thursday mail. We've continued to produce bulletins for people who want them (mostly older) and for the choir who need advance notice of the order of service. by Alison Bennett on 06/10/2014 at 11:19 a.m.

  • Our newly-certified Earth Care congregation in The Woodlands, Texas is interested in learning how other congregations have reduced the use of paper in the worship services (bulletin, weekly newsletter) without harming communication with members and visitors about the life of the church. by Cinda Hitchcock on 06/08/2014 at 3:33 p.m.

  • Thanks for the question Cindy! Here is the website for the Bio-Regional Food Covenant: It is a wonderful idea! by Rebecca Barnes on 04/14/2014 at 2:28 p.m.

  • I just watched the Webinar concerning Food Justice and Watersheds. So awesome...I can't seem to locate the Covenant....and sign up for some info. Can you send it? Thanks,,,and a huge thank you to hose presenting... by Cindy on 04/14/2014 at 1:19 p.m.

  • I am very grateful to see to it that, the church has come up seriously to ensure that God's creation is preserved. It is my prayer that all Christians get at the forefront in this struggle since it understand stewardship better. It is very painful when people use God's creation carelessly yet the same belongs to our grandchildren. We should use God's creation as something borrowed from our grandchild and so it will be demanded at one time. By Rev. Musooko Moses: United Methodist Church- Uganda, East Africa by Rev. Musooko Moses on 02/28/2014 at 4:25 a.m.

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