Our planet is changing at an exceptional rate, and while some changes are irreversible, others can be, and need to be slowed down, if we care to leave a livable planet for our future generations.
When Caleb James, a young United Methodist EarthKeeper (a training program that equips United Methodists to lead environmental projects in their communities) from Washington DC, first learned of the climate crisis, his initial reaction was that “young people, people of color and low-income households will be hit hardest by the consequences of climate change,” and is committed to do his part, calling us to do ours. We all know what Caleb named, is the sad reality of our country. But we don’t need to accept it. We can join Caleb and be change makers in this world, so the big gap between White and POC is filled and we learn to live in harmony with each other and with the nature’s resources. So, here are some things we can do to protect our planet:
- We must transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy like wind and solar energy.
- Plant more gardens (thank you Tami Marron), refuse plastic products, use reusable bags and products.
- Switch to energy efficient appliances.
- Minimize gas usage.
- Contact our elected officials and demand a solution that centers equity and justice for God’s people and God’s from planet, because climate crisis is a moral crisis.