Get some ideas of what your church can do from what one Lincoln church is doing for Climate Change:

From Sue Guild at First Plymoth in Lincoln:

Here's the list of what the Sustainable Living Ministry does at FP.  All items are ongoing except as noted otherwise.  Hope this helps others.

*video presentation and 8-week study by Kim Morrow  "The Lord's Good Land: Climate Change and Hope
 one time

*book study group--8 weeks  The Green Boat:  Reviving Ourselves in our Capsized Culture * by Mary Pipher     one time

*work with Dimensions Pre School at church on composting, recycling

*sponsor speakers every April during Earth Week

*occasional sermons on sustainable practices

*publish environmental tips in weekly/monthly church bulletin

*collect bulletins each week at end of services to recycle

*occasional letters by individuals  to editor, city council, mayor on topics pertinent to Lincoln

*co-sponsored 2 canoe trips on Niobrara River to encourage people to support protecting it

*toured Prairieland Dairy in Firth to learn about their compost-producing project we contribute to

*collect all food waste from kitchen and preschool, paper towels from bathrooms, and yard waste for composting at Prairieland Dairy

*organize and staff our annual Sustainability Fair every fall

*sponsor and staff highway litter cleanup twice yearly

*sponsored grounds cleanup at Stagecoach Lake for youth and families    one time

*sponsored chili dinner highlighting vegetarian, naturally-raised bison, and locally grown food
 four times

*organized monthly book group to read and discuss books on sustainability    three years

*help eradicate musk thistles and harvest wildflower seed at Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie

*visited Unitarian Church to learn about their newly-remodeled green building and practices
 one time

**sponsored month-long nature photography workshops, taught by Michael Forsberg and Adrian Olivera
 two times

*designed and printed a brochure to teach the congregation about our recycling, composting options and procedures

*sponsored Sunday afternoon potlucks with locally grown foods and guest speakers
 two years

*met with all church committees to explain our recycling, composting programs

*monitored the recycling, composting receptacles in dining hall for 6 months to teach the congregation

*have a booth at Lincoln's Earth Day celebration

*sell steel water bottles with label First Plymouth to earn money for our projects

*hold God's Garden April-October selling donated produce, eggs, plants, etc. for free-will donation to earn money for our projects and to encourage using locally grown foods, plants

*partner with Nebraska Recycles Electronic Waste Management to earn money and to provide a safe way to dispose of the items

*organize and staff "dish disciples"  to wash china and glasses used at Wednesday dinners, special dinners, and Sunday coffee so paper and foam products are not used

*work closely with custodial staff and pastors to promote our projects and ensure that they work smoothly

*initiated use of shade-grown, fair trade coffee at all church functions

*offer occasional cooking classes to model using locally produced foods

*prepare nutritious snacks for Sunday School kids

*organize and staff work days for weeding, caring for and planting low-water use, easy-care perennials on church grounds

*help with two elementary school gardens cared for by students and parents

*gave a wood chipper to the maintenance staff to promote making mulch from tree debris and using it on church grounds

*served on a year-long committee planning with landscape architects for church grounds

*offer TerraCycle recycling for skin care and cosmetic product packaging

*research and work with maintenance staff to replace all foam and plastic food service items with compostable or recyclable items

*work with maintenance staff to use "integrated pest management" procedures-using the least toxic chemicals for herbicides, pesticides and cleaning supplies within the building and grounds

*conducted a WasteCap on-site review of church waste management practices to identify source reduction opportunities and develop waste reduction strategies  one time

*conducted thorough study of all energy usage in building

*joined custodial staff in planning and implementing recycling and composting program for paper,
 glass, plastic and food waste

*purchased, painted, and labeled containers placed throughout the building for recycling and composting

*work with paster in charge of youth to encourage sustainable practices
Here are recipes from the 2916 Elders 4 the Earth.  You will need to enlarge some of the images to be able to read the recipe.  We'll work on that.

We tried to eat low on the food chain, and local foods as much as possible (cut down on carbon release in travel, and supports local farmers.)

Try these recipes out!