would like to find out more about the Episcopal Ecological Network,
please click on the links below.
Episcopal Ecological Network
c/o C. Morello
1375 Residence Drive
Newark, OH 43055 USA
e-mail the EpEN Chair
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EpEN Priority Areas
earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world and all that
|At the April 2002
meeting in Nashville, TN, the Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN)
reaffirmed the following seven topics as the Priority Issue
Areas on which they fill focus for the next three to five years.
The listing is not necessarily in priority order. In
addition to an explanation of the topic area, we have included references
and links for information about those areas.
If you have questions about Green Teams, we have also created a
list of Green Team
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
We invite you to also visit our Print
Bibliography and Electronic
References pages for additional information on these Priority
Source of Light and Breath
- Responding to global warming/climate
change through Episcopal
Power and Light; and,
- Promoting green renewable energy, energy
conservation, energy efficiency and clean air.
House of Lord
Continuing the greening our churches, camps,
conference centers, and other meetings.
Gift of Water
- Protecting and enhancing all watersheds
- Restoring water quality
Trees of Life
- Encouraging sustainable forest management.
- Endorsing less roads in forests and
God's Covenant with Noah
- Preserving bio-diversity, native habitats
and wilderness areas.
- Promoting soil conservation.
Garden of God
Implementing healthy practices for agriculture
Celebration of the Word
- Integrating creation into our liturgy.
- Encouraging use of Creation Season liturgies
- Supporting care of creation though out
- Including music in our liturgies
The EpEN is a national network of
active lay and clergy persons within the Episcopal
Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment
and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation and
who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout all
Provinces and Dioceses within the church. Members come from
around the Episcopal Church USA. The activities of the EpEN
are focused on the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action.
If you would like to contact any of these
groups or to find out more about the EpEN, please click on the
links on the left.