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  • We hear this term a lot but what exactly does it mean?Does anyone know what carbon footprint means?
  • It is a measurement of how we treat the earth.How much energy we use.Transportation, heat, etc
  • Kids……This is what carbon kind of looks like!
  • If we don’t measure something we don’t know what we need to do!If we know what kind of impact we are having….we can make the decision to help care for the earth that God has provided to us.Regardless of your views on global warming…Conserve nonrenewable resourcesImprove the airSave money that could be used to serve othersAnd…….Because it is an act of faith….which is why we are here.
  • So…let’s go back and learn what is in the bible about creation and our role. Before we do that, lets review this question.Read the question. Answer in your mind only….and we will discuss more after our next activity.So….we are going way back and review the story of creation. Each table has a day of creation. I will give you 2-3 minutes to discuss the best way to act our your day. When you are ready, I will read the script and you will act it out at the same time. After each day, we will all say “And God saw that it was good.” I also want your table to come up with a way to celebrate God’s excitement. Each table should have a unique way to celebrate.
  • Kids……Which one is most pleasing to God?
  • If you want to calculate your footprint here are a few sites although there are plenty of them out there.Has anyone calculated theirs?I did this and came out above average……now I know I have work to do.
  • June20

    1. 1. Green Church<br />Summer 2010<br />
    2. 2. <ul><li>A lot of truth in that video!
    3. 3. Our attitudes are shifting in how we view our resources and the environment.
    4. 4. Other attitude shifts?
    5. 5. Our class is timely!</li></li></ul><li>What exactly is a <br />Carbon Footprint?<br />
    6. 6. What exactly is a <br />Carbon Footprint?<br />A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gasses(carbon) given off by one person, product, business, or event. <br />Cars engines, heat/cooling, industry<br />Carbon pollutes the earth. <br />In a broader sense, it is<br />How we treat animals and plants<br />Whether we pollute or clean up<br />It is our mark that we were here.<br />
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    8. 8. Why Should I Care?<br />We need know what kind of impact we are having so that we can help care for the earth that God has provided us.<br />Regardless of your views on global warming…<br />Conserve nonrenewable resources<br />Improve the air<br />Save money that could be used to serve others<br />And…….Because it is an act of faith<br />
    9. 9. What is our Purpose?<br />Humanity is the grand finale of creation; the rest of creation exists solely for our purpose and use.<br />Our purpose is to dominate the rest of creation and keep it in line.<br />Our purpose is to peacefully coexist with the rest of creation.<br />Our purpose is to conserve and preserve the rest of creation.<br />Other<br />
    10. 10. And God saw that it was good.<br />
    11. 11. Discussion<br />What does it mean to be a steward of God’s creation?<br />How do we make responsible use of the resources God provides?<br />How does caring for creation honor the Creator?<br />In what ways are we not taking care of creation?<br />
    12. 12. Caretaker of God’s Creation Covenant<br />I am a caretaker of God’s creation.<br />I help care for the world by giving.<br />I give my time to learn about God and the Bible.<br />I give my heart by loving those around me, even when it’s hard.<br />I give myself by sharing my talents with others.<br />I give my gifts and money to share with those in need.<br />I give my hands by caring for others and protecting the earth.<br />I give my desire by wanting less and offering more.<br />I give all of me to help God care for the world.<br />I am a caretaker of God’s creation.<br />
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    15. 15. Carbon Footprint Calculators<br />http://www.safeclimate.net/calculator<br />http://www.zerofootprintkids.com/<br />Small changes can lead to big improvements!<br />