This week the Good Steward Campaign had a lot going on!
Wednesday, Jessica traveled to Staunton, VA to visit Mary Baldwin College. It's an all girls school located atop a gorgeous hill. In the words of one student, "Some people around here forget that climate change is happening because everything is so beautiful!" But, Mary Baldwin has an incredibly active student body so we definitely wanted it to be one of Good Steward Campaign's engagement schools this fall. We spoke with students and community church leaders about climate change and creation care, shared resources, and brainstormed potential future events!
On Thursday, Dr. Mark Potosnak of DePaul University traveled down to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to address the St. John's Catholic Newman Center about faith, climate, and eco-justice. Professionally, Mark is an environmental science professor at DePaul. Personally, he is a climate concerned Catholic and part of the Catholic Climate Covenant. We were so thrilled to have him step in on behalf of the Good Steward Campaign!
Also on Thursday, Chaplain Noni Strand used Good Steward Campaign resources in a class at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Bethany College is a small private college in affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). In recent years, Bethany has put more focus on Sustainability as one of their five pillars. Coordinating with the Good Steward Campaign was the perfect way for Chaplain Strand to incorporate faith based climate resources into her class's curriculum.
Now, we can take a deep breath... Happy Friday! We hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend. As always, follow us on twitter at @IAmAGoodSteward. Next week, stay tuned for information and stories from World Food Day! #WFD2013