We are facing planet-sized challenges. Climate change and environmental crises can be pretty immobilizing, and we can fall into the temptation of thinking that we can't make a difference. But it's not just about what we can do on our...
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We are facing planet-sized challenges. Climate change and environmental crises can be pretty immobilizing, and we can fall into the temptation of thinking that we can't make a difference. But it's not just about what we can do on our own to make a difference. It's about what we can do when we mobilize together as a movement and combine for community action. Activist Ben Lowe calls the present generation to come together and care for the earth in a way that recent generations have not. Telling real-life stories of community organizing on college campuses across the nation, Lowe shows us that little things can make a big difference when we all work together. We now have an opportunity to show the world what it looks like when Christians care for the planet God gave us, so that future generations can live sustainably. This is our moment. This is our issue. Come join the green revolution.
Ben Lowe's views on creation care were shaped early in his life. Growing up as a missionary kid in Singapore/Malaysia, he often dealt with water shortages and bad air quality due to mismanagement and abuse of natural resources. Carrying these experiences with him, he eventually found his way to Wheaton College where he majored in environmental studies and helped organize Wheaton's first national Climate Change Summit. His summers were filled working as an environmental educator with the Massachusettes Audubon Society and as a student researcher for fisheries projects in Corpus Christi, TX and on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.
Lowe currently calls Chicago home and works as the cocoordinator of Renewal, a grassroots network committed to equipping this student generation in the compassionate stewardship of all of God's creation. Previously he served as outreach director for A Rocha USA, an international Christian conservation organization, where he helped to mobilize churches and campuses around creation care issues. He is the author of Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation.
- We Are Facing Planet-sized Challenges. Climate Change And Environmental Crises Can Be Pretty Immobilizing, And We Can Fall Into The Temptation Of Thinking That We Can't Make A Difference. But It's Not Just About What We Can Do On Our Own To Make A Difference. It's About What We Can Do When We Mobilize Together As A Movement And Combine For Community Action. Activist Ben Lowe Calls The Present Generation To Come Together And Care For The Earth In A Way That Recent Generations Have Not. Telling Real-life Stories Of Community Organizing On College Campuses Across The Nation, Lowe Shows Us That Little Things Can Make A Big Difference When We All Work Together. We Now Have An Opportunity To Show The World What It Looks Like When Christians Care For The Planet God Gave Us, So That Future Generations Can Live Sustainably. This Is Our Moment. This Is Our Issue. Come Join The Green Revolution.
- Introduction: Why A Revolution?
- <strong>part 1: Reality Check</strong>
- 1. Incompatible Foolishness: Our Plan For The World Vs. God’s
- Uplink: Will Samson, Author Of <em>justice In The Burbs</em>
- 2. Prodigal Treehuggers: Our Place In God’s Plan
- Uplink: Fred Van Dyke, Ph.d., Director, Environmental Studies Program, Wheaton College
- 3. From Insulation To Incarnation: The Journey Back To God’s Plan
- Uplink: Peter Harris, International Director, A Rocha
- <strong>part 2: Changing Our Communities</strong>
- 4. The Heat Is On: The Current Creation Care Movement And The Climate Crisis That Sparked It
- Uplink: Vince Morris, Risk Manager, Wheaton College
- 5. Spheres Of Change: Where This Movement Is Germinating
- Uplink: Paul Corts, President, Council Of Christian Colleges And Universities
- 6. Transformation: A Movement Of Change
- Uplink: Bettie Ann Brigham, Vice President For Student Development, Eastern University
- 7. Mustard Seed Organizing: How This Movement Grows
- Uplink: Janel Curry, Dean Of Research, Calvin College, And Chair, Evangelical Environmental Network
- 8. Molehills: Overcoming Obstacles To Growth
- Uplink: Ed Johnson, Executive Director, Au Sable Institute Of Environmental Studies
- 9. Sustaining Sustainability: Keeping The Movement Alive
- Uplink: Jeff Greenberg, Professor, Wheaton College
- <strong>part 3: A Bigger Vision</strong>
- 10. Synthesis: Connecting Into The Bigger Picture
- Uplink: Dorothy Boorse, Professor Of Biology, Gordon College
- 11. Red, Blue Or Green? The Role Of Politics In Caring For Creation
- Uplink: Jonathan Merrit, National Spokesperson, Southern Baptist Enviornment And Climate Initiative
- 12. We Hug Trees For Jesus: Engaging The World For Christ
- Uplink: Ajith Fernando, National Director, Youth For Christ, Sri Lanka
- Epilogue: A Generation Of Hope
- Afterword By J. Matthew Sleeth, M. D.
- Appendix A: Good Books
- Appendix B: Helpful Websites
- Appendix C: Organizations Involved In Creation Care
- Appendix D: A Rocha Usa
- Appendix E: Renewal