St. Peter’s is an accredited Greening Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).  Care for Creation is a vital part of our outreach ministry.  In partnership with the ELCIC and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), St. Peter’s is actively striving to preserve the planet for future generations and promote global climate justice by practicing good stewardship of God’s creation.  We believe that taking local action now can make a global difference in achieving climate justice for all who share this fragile earth.

St. Peter’s supports the ELCIC resolution on Climate Justice (2015) and Stewardship of Creation Initiative, and the Lutheran World Federation declaration that Creation is not for sale:

St. Peter’s local initiatives include environmental education and community outreach:

  • Actively works to meet greening objectives through St. Peter’s Care for Creation Committee
  • Engages in climate justice advocacy through partnership with Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ)
  • Adopted Bronson Park, Ottawa, and committed to seasonal park clean-up
  • Planted a tree at Canada’s Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, as a twin to St. Peter’s Reformation Tree in Luther Garden, Wittenberg, Germany
  • Established green bin and recycling routines for the church
  • Posts recycling information in the parish hall and Sunday bulletins
  • Organizes parish activities with focus on recycling and environmental concerns