I work at a homeschool co-op housed in a local church for a couple of hours a week, teaching science to kindergartners and first graders. It's been a lot of fun, but I keep butting against issues that really grate me. One such example is that the other teacher I partner with and I decided to e-mail our lesson plans to parents rather than printing hard copies. Why kill a tree when they can just read a computer screen, right? Wrong. Apparently someone opposed this idea to the point of complaining to our supervisor (without coming directly to us, I might add). So...back to wasting paper for us.
It has me thinking about an issue I've wrestled with before. Why do Christians traditionally tend to be so resistant to any efforts at conservation? As children of the One who created this beautiful planet as a present for us, shouldn't we be all that more protective of the inheritance we received from the beginning of time? What efforts are we as the Church taking, or should we be taking, to care for creation? I found two links with lots of practical ideas to get us started.
Labels: Culture, Social Justice