A commitment to action forms the core of the Climate Caretaker Commitment

Each month Caretakers join with other brothers and sisters in Christ to personally and collectively take action on climate change. Some actions may not be realistic for everyone. That’s okay—the key is to do what you can and to do something. Then share your actions with the Caretakers community.

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A few things you can do right now:

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint
  2. Sign the Commitment
  3. Check out past Caretaker actions and do some of those

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint takes stock of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with your lifestyle and represents an important first step in understanding how your actions impact the climate. After all, you can’t reduce what you don’t measure! Measuring your carbon footprint is surprisingly easy and typically only takes about 5 – 10 minutes. To get started you’ll need data on your annual domestic energy consumption (electricity, heating oil, natural gas, propane, etc.), as well as your flights and the number of miles you drive each year.

We recommend using Climate Stewards—a Christian carbon offset NGO—to calculate your footprint.

Once you calculate your footprint consider offsetting your emissions and/or committing to a carbon reduction goal, such as the Paris Pledge. You can also let us know how you came out, and (in a year from now) how you improved!

Sign the Climate Caretakers Commitment

If you haven’t already done so, take the pledge to join a community of people serious about protecting creation, and our most vulnerable brothers and sisters impacted by Climate Change.

“As a follower of Jesus I seek to honor God and love my neighbor by committing to pray faithfully and act boldly to care for the climate.”

Climate Caretakers receive monthly emails with specific prayer and action requests. Together as a community we commit to pray regularly and to take at least one action per month, whenever possible. See the following link for a sample list of past Caretakers actions.

Past Caretaker actions

See below for some recent Climate Caretakers newsletters where you can find great ideas for how to take action on climate.