Mobilizing faith-based communities around responsible stewardship practices involves the following three focus areas.
Building on the award-winning achievements of Earthkeepers I (2004-2009), Earthkeepers II is a collaborative effort between ten faith traditions, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Forest Service, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
EARTHKEEPERS II HIGHLIGHTS
- 40 Audits / 34 Projects
- 158,000 kWh savings per year based on measures installed and hours of use
- 300,000 lbs. of pollution prevented annually
- 1927 mg (4.24 lbs) of Mercury prevented annually
- Anticipated lifespan of measures installed: 10 years
Kyra Lane Ziomkowski, of the Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization which provides services and initiates projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment, is coordinating the Initiative.