Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to teach, talk, and live a creation care worldview because this is an issue many youth are concerned about and it is a Christian responsibility.  Creation Care is more than a trend. This is more than a political issue.  It is obedience to one of the first commands God gave Adam.  Genesis 1:28 tells us "Be responsible for the fish in the sea and the birds in the air, and for every living thing that moves on the face of the Earth." (The Message) When you study all of the scriptures with this eye, you will see that the Church should have been the leaders in any and all of the environmental movements.  We as Christians have a responsibility to fulfill to our Earth.  We always have.  It's too late to take the lead on this but we certainly can get involved.

Bringing your church and youth ministry near and direct to Creation Care is a youth ministry issue.  Our teens are becoming more and more passionate about this.  So are the ever‑so‑slow‑adapting adults.  Typical of adolescence, teens become passionate about many things that don't transfer into their adult years.  However, we have hope that with a proper approach to Creation Care in youth ministry we can address that passion and teach lifelong habits about our responsibility to "every living thing that moves on the face of Earth."

WF Creation Care Stat


Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to at least put a Creation Care stat on their websites or newsletters to help connect faith to this important issue with teens.

Patagonia, an outdoor clothing company, tells customers to think twice before buying.  On Black Friday last year, the brand had an "anti-black Friday" event and encouraged customers to get their items repaired instead. Patagonia also ran an ad with one of its garments that said "don't buy this jacket." The "socially and environmentally conscious practices" have helped profits triple since 2008.  

"We design and sell things made to last and be useful. But we ask our customers not to buy from us what you don’t need or can’t really use. Everything we make--everything anyone makes--costs the planet more than it gives back."  --Patagonia philosophy 

Source:  
http://www.businessinsider.com/patagonia-business-strategy-2014-9#ixzz3EAOaKLWT

WF Creation Care Stat


Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to at least put a Creation Care stat on their websites or newsletters to help connect faith to this important issue with teens.

If the entire population of the United States washed their clothes exclusively with cold water (instead of hot), we would save $3 billion in energy costs annually and cut national CO2 emissions by over a full percent.  (GoingGreenToday.com, May 3, 2010)

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WF Creation Care Stat


Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to at least put a Creation Care stat on their websites or newsletters to help connect faith to this important issue with teens.

The top four ways kids predict their family will help the environment includes living in an energy-efficient home (36%), owning a hybrid car (27%), always shopping with reusable bags (24%), and growing their own vegetable garden (13%).  (Scholastic Magazine, “2009 Environmental Report Card: Kids Hold Hope for Future”)

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