With a common concern that the world faces a profound crisis of ecological disruption and depletion, Westminster believes that the practice of good ecology is not an optional or extra activity we experience in our lives, but rather a matter of social justice that is central to what it means to be a Christian and a steward of God’s creation.
We believe that a collective effort is essential to avert further damage to God’s creation and to safeguard the earth’s habitats, ecosystems and wildlife. The practice of good ecology is not simply an option; it’s a matter of social justice.
The Westminster Eco-Justice Ministry Team:
- Recognizes that Westminster must act collectively to reduce its environmental footprint and to be an example of sustainable life in God’s kingdom and thereby supports Westminster in its commitment to an exemplary environmental program.
- Acts on the best scientific advice in the development of program suggestions and resources for the greening of Westminster, coordinating Westminster’s efforts with the PCUSA Environmental Ministries Programs.
- Seeks partnerships with other local groups with similar concern for God’s creation as an effective tool to orchestrate change in the community in which we live.
- Responds to opportunities to witness to the need for change in public policy affecting environmental justice, and seeks to change the understanding of public officials toward a stronger commitment to environmental justice.