Some people get the greatest sense that they’re helping to care for God’s creation when they roll up their sleeves and engage directly in hands-on restoration and conservation projects. These projects can especially engage youth. These projects can lead everyone to greater contact with the natural world, fellowship with other workers, and moments for reflection. To strike a balance between action and reflection in these times, consider having a time for prayer and reflection before and/or after your work.
Simple Things You Can Do
- Attend an Earth Ministry restoration event
- Volunteer with a local restoration organization
- Organize a group from your church to participate in a restoration event
- Remove invasive plants and add native species in your own yard