In this week’s free Creation Corner for church newsletters and bulletins, our green-living tip is to eat seasonally and locally this summer, and our quote is a reflection on the Colossians Christ Hymn from the Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp. Share this week’s column on Facebook.
Living on God’s Earth
By Episcopal Climate News, facebook.com/EpiscopalClimateNews
This week’s earth-friendly living tip: Eat seasonally this summer
Summer is here! When the weather changes, it’s time for our diets to change, too. Eating seasonal and local food is a great way to reduce our carbon footprints.
When we eat something like winter squash in the summer, chances are we’re eating something that’s been shipped from far away – which means a lot of transportation and a lot of fossil fuels. Eating seasonally and locally also means the foods will be fresher, and hopefully tastier!
What’s in-season will vary depending on where you live, but some common summer foods include apricots, blackberries, grapes, green onions, kale, lettuce, oranges, and spinach. Head to https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/ to enter your state and the time of year to learn more about what’s in season near you, or just visit your local farmer’s market!
Episcopal Climate News quote of the week: The Christ Hymn and the Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp
Our quote this week is the Colossians Christ Hymn, and the Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp’s reflection on it.
“In [Christ] all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers — all things have been created through him and for him…. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven.” – Colossians 1:16, 19-20
“‘All things’ is a lot of things! You can’t just think about the human story… you’re thinking about the rocks and the animals and the creatures and their relationships and the whole cosmos and everything.” For more about Catherine Amy’s eco-theology work on the Cosmic Christ, see this article from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
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