Climate Action Team

God calls us to be stewards here on earth, to take care of the air, water, flora and fauna.

Cross of Glory has started a climate action team to help identify and implement changes we can make in our church, homes, and community. Join us as we continue to be God’s stewards here on earth.

For more information, contact the Climate Action Team (CAT).

Caring For The Planet ” Sermon Series

October 9, 2022 – Caring For The Planet – Week 5
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On October 9, 2022 we continued our Caring for the Planet sermon series caring for our planet by looking at how we can get governments and corporations to take action and also hold them accountable.
October 2, 2022 – Caring For The Planet – Week 4
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On October 2, 2022 we continued our Caring for the Planet sermon series by looking at some things we each can do to combat climate change. We also celebrated all those with October birthdays.

What’s Your Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.

Information from EPA.gov

Many of our daily activities – such as using electricity, driving a car, or disposing of waste – cause greenhouse gas emissions. Together these emissions make up a household’s carbon footprint. Their calculator estimates your footprint.

Info from The Nature Conservancy

The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop to under 2 tons by 2050.

Check out their calculator.

Electronic Recycling May Be Included With Your Trash Service

Homer Glen / Mokena / Tinley Park…

Homer Glen, Lansing, Markham, Mokena, Oak Forest, Park Forest, Richton Park and Tinley Park residents with Homewood / Nu-Way Disposal Service can get their electronics picked up for free. Visit Homewood Disposal site for more details about their Electronic Waste pick up.

Lockport

Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection® service will safely collect many types of unwanted, potentially hazardous, and hard-to-recycle items from your home. A flyer was mailed to residents in July of 2021.

Will County Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Centers

Will County has several “Drop-off” sites throughout the county. If your Television is too large to bring to one of the collection sites, their contracted collection service charges $40. Click here for complete information or see below for nearby sites. Limit 2 Televisions per vehicle. ID Required to prove Will County area residency.

City of Lockport

17112 Prime Blvd (East of 355).
Lockport, IL 60441-1311
815-838-0549
Tuesday and Friday Only, 6am-11am
(lines will be cutoff at 11am)

Frankfort Township

11000 W. Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-469-4907
2nd and 4th Tuesday 5pm-7pm
(lines will be cutoff at 7pm)

New Lenox Township 

1100 S. Cedar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-485-6431
2nd and 4th Wednesday 5pm-7pm
(lines will be cutoff at 7pm)

Other Locations
  • Bolingbrook
  • Channahon
  • Manhattan
  • Peotone
  • Wilmington

Resources

Websites

  • Faith in Place are people of diverse faiths and spiritualities leading the environmental movement to create healthy, just, and sustainable communities for all. They host the Green Team Summit each year. This year it is September 11-14. Visit https://faithinplace.org

  • ELCA’s Caring for Creation social statement expresses a call to pursue justice for creation through active participation, solidarity, sufficiency and sustainability — commitments expressed through individual and community action, worship, learning, moral deliberation and advocacy. Visit https://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Caring-for-Creation

  • Creation Justice Ministries represents the creation care and environmental justice policies of major Christian denominations throughout the United States. Visit https://creationjustice.org

  • ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Visit https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/home

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site offers information on many climate topics as well as links to a number of other government sites. Follow the Science at https://www.epa.gov/

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