PC(USA) Environmental Ministries has released the denomination's new certification program for environmentally responsible churches, called "Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches." The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of church life.
To become an Earth Care Congregation, churches affirm the Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of congregational life, and track their commitments to earth care in the areas of worship, education, facilities, and outreach. Recertification is required annually.
We are glad to announce that Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church committed to the Earth Care Pledge in May of 2014. Upon verification of our sufficient stewardship efforts as detailed by our application, we were certified as an Earth Care Congregation in June.
We also maintain our commitment by continuing to increase our efforts at and around the church and recertifying each year with PC(USA) Environmental Ministries.
Certificate of Earth Care Congregation