Friday, April 20, 2012

Trees Please!

April 22 will mark Earth Day worldwide, an event now in its 42nd year and observed in 175 countries. The original grass-roots environmental action helped spur the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act in the United States.

As Christians we are to be good stewards of all that God has given to us....that includes our earth. We are also called to love our neighbors. In light of these commands I encourage you to join in the :58 Global Impact Tour this Earth Day and aid those in the Dominican Republic who live in extreme poverty. 70% of the people living in rural areas of the DR are in poverty and the very things they need to sustain them, like trees and water, are being destroyed causing a vicious cycle of poverty to continue. But by giving the amount you would normally spend on a cup of coffee you can plant five trees.

Now if you're wondering what in the world trees have to do with poverty than watch this.....

Planting a tree may not seem like a huge deal, but to those who live in poverty it can be a lifeline. So, this Earth Day let's give a little love to our neighbors.

For some beautiful photos celebrating earth day head here. And for more fantastic info on creation care and it's link to poverty head here. Happy Earth Day!

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