||Care for Creation
- Educational Materials
Web-based resources—print for yourself or order from NCP:
Turn Down the Heat flyer provides facts about global warming and lots of ideas about what you can do about it!
Eat, Drink, and Be Wary...? Our new guide to food choices that are healthy for you and for the planet
World Water Woes--causes and solutions (special section on bottled water)
Styrofoam vs. glass at the church potluck--see how they add up!
Paper cups: 1 million tons of wood and 4 billion gallons of water to supply the US every year—is it worth it for a few minutes of use?
Cooling Global Warming action guide. Tired of waiting on the politicians? Then don't!
Trains, planes, cars...and bikes is NCP's guide to alternative transportation in a car-centered culture
Leader's guide for youth/junior high sessions on care for creation
Nine Commandments for earth-keeping We're often asked for a simple guide to living more responsibly with the creation--well, here it is! And with nine rather than ten commandments, much easier to achieve! Click here for the pdf version
Operation: Creation is a 5-session elementary-age curriculum created by NCP's Barb Holtz. Great for Vacation Bible School or other short-term learning setting. Includes stories, activities, snack ideas.
Seas and Trees is a handy shoppers guide for seafood and paper products purchases. Also can be ordered in handy bookmark size from NCP for distribution in your church or community.
While not quite as good as reducing or reusing, recycling is an important step in reducing energy and material use. See our REwards of REcycling for all the stats on the good you can do by recycling everything in sight! (Click here for pdf version of this page.)
Measure the impact on the earth of your consumption patterns by checking out How BIG is Your Footprint. How close are you to being sustainable?! Click here for youth version; youth version - secular; adult version; young adult version; campus version.
The Amazon will be gone in 50 years if the current pace of deforestation continues. Learn Amazon facts and find out what your role can be in preserving this critical part of the global ecosystem.
More than a fad diet, What's for Supper invites US consumers to rethink their food choices in light of the long-term health of the planet.
Click here to compare the environmental impact of cars, buses, trains, planes, bikes and boats. Guess which one is the most earth-friendly?!
Keep 400 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere annually by shortening your shower. Check out your total carbon footprint from home energy use and transportation at http://safeclimate.net/calculator/ Take a look at our info blurbs on global warming -- great for newsletters and campus newspapers.
Fast Food? Not so fast! Read Kylee Leland's expose of the real cost of a burger and fries.
Looking for an informative overview of how to live more responsibly with the planet? Try the Three-Step Plan.
Consuming Appetites is a one-pager comparing the consumption habits of your typical US citizen to other people in the world. Hint: we use a little more than our fair share.
Browse our selection of healthy--for you and for the planet--recipes!