Climate Actions & Accomplishments

Communities of faith and spiritual practice all across Minnesota are making a difference with actions big or small, one-time or ongoing. Inspire others by submitting your community's success story!


Decarbonizing a home and inspiring others

Submitted by Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Pilgrim members, Karie and Drew Johnson, decided to put their faith in action by decarbonizing their home in St Paul—switching from gas-powered…


Caring for a pollinator garden and native plantings

Submitted by Edina Community Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. In 2021, ECLC’s EcoFaith team organized a schedule for the congregation to care for the pollinator garden and native plantings on their…


Celebrating the earth with a “Season of Creation” liturgy

Submitted by Edina Community Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Every Sunday in September, ECLC utilized the Season of Creation liturgy, centering God’s creation in every worship service. It was a powerful way for…


Advocating for treaty rights and clean water

Submitted by Edina Community Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Advocating for treaty rights and clean water by fighting the Line 3 pipeline became a point of pride for the ECLC community.…


Reducing waste through recycling and composting

Submitted by First Covenant Church of St Paul. Before the Covid pandemic hit, a small team of First Covenant Church (FCC) members began meeting to discuss how they could help…

Encouraging people to eat less animal products and reduce food waste

Submitted by First Universalist Church in Minneapolis. Four members of First Universalist Church were aware of the role of food issues in worsening greenhouse-gas emissions and created the Food Solutions…


Integrating creation care into vacation bible school

Integrating creation care resources into curriculum takes work and imagination. But the Rev. Debra Collum believes it’s worth it. Learn how she rewrote lessons to highlight environmental messages.