World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 5. If your church didn’t have the chance to celebrate Earth Day Sunday this year, or if you’d like to take another Sunday to focus on God’s creation, this is another natural opportunity.
The United Nations Environment Programme sponsors WED, and the theme for 2011 is “Forests: Nature at Your Service.” Find materials to help plan a WED event. Find resources from the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program to incorporate care for creation in your church service on June 5. Choose from many resources, including this year’s Earth Day resource, or others focused on land and wilderness stewardship, closer to the theme for WED.
My colleagues in the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations let me know about an opportunity to win a trip to India to celebrate World Environment Day from the United Nations Environment Programme. To enter, write a blog about "nature's forest services" between May 3 and May 10. See rules for the contest and how to enter on the United Nations Environment Programme’s website.