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.

A 2,000-square-foot home can collect as much as 36,000 gallons of rainwater in one year by using rain barrels to capture water from downspouts—more than enough to meet the average American family’s water needs. (BlessedEarth.com, 2012)

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K-Cup Inventor:  "I Feel Bad Sometimes That I Ever Did It"

"A couple of years ago, so many pods were produced — some 8.3 billion — Mother Jones estimated the discarded ones would wrap around the Earth more than 10 times. Last year, 9.8 billion packages were sold, though though those were reportedly recyclable."

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.

Litterati

When San Franciscan Jeff Kirschner noticed how much litter was polluting his neighborhood, he created the Instagram handle @litterati to document the garbage he picked up. He also started the hashtag #litterati, which subsequently sparked a worldwide movement. Kirschner has since created a so-called Digital Landfill, an online archive of more than 10,000 photos submitted for the cause. Contributors often geotag the location of the garbage they collect, which has provided a record of the initiative’s impact. Once Kirschner has more data, he hopes to work with waste management services to place more trash and recycling bins in areas plagued by litter.

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A growing experience: Prison gardens transform inmates who tend to them

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.

Stop idling your car.  Idling Americans burn 2.9 billion gallons of gas a year, worth around $78.2 billion, according to a recent report from Texas A&M.  (TheDailyGreen.com, 2012)

More Creation Care Thinking…

Teens Building Assets in Their Own Communities:  A Case Study of School Gardens