LRC at National Youth Gathering
The LRC/LCF exhibit at the Youth Gathering in New Orleans, summer 2012 was a great success. About 2000 youth and adults came through our exhibit, many in groups.
Thanks to Stephanie Wood, Kaila Hochhalter and Rebecca Westermeyer for all their wonderful work!!!
How well do you know your trash? How can your youth group become more eco-friendly on the congregational level?
Lutherans Restoring Creation and Lutheran Community Foundation worked together to provide an exhibit about Trash at the National Youth Gathering.
Would you like to host a similar exhibit in your home congregation?
Use our Know Trash No Trash Manual as a launching off point (this PDF can also be downloaded from the bottom of this page).
Movies about Trash
Additional Resources to explore your human footprint
ELCA Youth at the Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa in December.
United Nations International Climate Conference in December in Durban, South Africa.
ELCA youth participated in this global event. Our LRC representatives was Pastor Brian Konkol, who recently served in South Africa as ELCA Country Coordinator of the Young Adults in Global Mission program and who attended the Durban Conference.
Youth for Eco-Justice Read Brian's mid-conference report.
"Climate Change and Poverty" by Brian Konkol. Read Brian's reflection on the interconnections between climate justice and social justice.
COP17. A post-Durban reflection by Isaac Wittman, an ELCA Young Adult in Global Mission
Interfaith Declaration on Climate change -- Sign on!
From Anesthetic to Advocate through Accompaniment by Brian Konkol.
High School Student Environmental Summit in Summer 2013
Find out about an environmental summit for high school students on "Redesigning our Future!"
NEW Keeping Our Community Clean and Green
The High School Youth in Emerson, Nebraska, have taken on a big goal, and they are well on their way to achieving it.
During the summer of 2011 they participated in a YouthWorks service project in West Virginia. When they returned, their hearts of service were empowered and ready to make a difference in their home town of Emerson. They recognized a need in their community for a recycling program. [Read More]