Churches Take on the Environment

Reader Contribution by Troy Griepentrog

Many people might think the terms “environmentalist” and “Christian” are mutually exclusive. But the number of Christians who are environmentally conscientious seems to be growing. The New York Times recently published an article, Praise the Lord and Green the Roof, about a group of nuns who are living the green lifestyle and have plans to build an eco-friendly convent.

Vineyard Church in Boise, Idaho, is also concerned about the environment. They host a special website, Let’s Tend the Garden. And in 2007, the church’s third-acre organic garden produced over 20,000 pounds of food for those in need.