For Bloomington resident Molly O’Donnell, the urgency of environmental issues comes from one compelling source.
“Because I have a granddaughter who’s 3 years old and I worry about what the world will be like for her,” she said.
Through a question submitted to City Limits, O’Donnell sought to highlight the need for faith communities to work on saving the planet.
She’s trying to do her part as the convener of Earth Care Bloomington. The group’s stated goal is to help faith communities “answer the moral call to care for our Earth through energy efficiency and conservation practices in their facilities and members’ homes.”
At Earth Care’s December meeting, members of seven different faith communities came to St. Thomas Lutheran Church to talk about a range of issues. Represented were Friends Meeting, First United Methodist, Beth Shalom, St. Thomas Lutheran, Trinity Episcopal, the Unitarian-Universalist Church and St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Among the key topics discussed was the need for education and awareness in small groups – like faith congregations.