Covenant with Creation (short version)

Personal Covenant with Creation

As a member of this congregation I dedicate myself to the care and redemption of all that God has made. In partnership with others in this congregation, I agree to the following acts of respect out of my kinship with all creation. (Please check all the specific ways you intend to fulfill this covenant.)

__ Aluminum and tin cans
__ Glass
__ Plastic
__ Paper Products
Avoid and Reuse:
__ Avoid use of paper and plastic bags. Use cloth bags.
__ Use ceramic or travel mugs instead of paper or Styrofoam
__ Use the reverse side of paper for memos and notes
Conserve Energy:
__ Keep the temperature down in winter, up in summer
__ Turn off lights and other electrical items when not in use

__ Make use of low energy light bulbs and appliances
Conserve Water
__ Turn off water when not using sink or shower
__ Limit use of water on lawn and car-washing
Consume Resources Wisely:
__ Eat intentionally and locally, lower on the food chain
__ Simplify lifestyle and purchasing habits
__ Keep automobile tuned-up and tire pressure correct

__ Where feasible, use alternative means of transportation
Commune with Nature:
__ Spend more time intentionally outside
Political Advocacy
__ Stay aware and active in legislative and policy efforts to protect the environment