Links & Websites

ELCA Caring for Creation

The Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice social statement explains the ELCA’s teachings on ecology and the environment, grounded in a biblical vision of God's intention for the healing and wholeness of creation. Link

ELCA Advocacy

This site provides a wealth of resources including information on why Lutherans care for creation, effective climate communication, and the impact of climate change on hunger. Link

Lutherans Restoring Creation

Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) is designed to encourage the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to incorporate care for creation into its full life and mission at all levels. LRC is inviting ELCA members to become partners in these efforts at the congregational, synodical, seminary, and national church levels. Link

Blessed Tomorrow

Through Blessed Tomorrow, faith leaders work to reach 100% clean energy, prepare for a changing climate, and engage their communities, while maintaining the distinct voices of their traditions. They are partnering with the ELCA to provide resources for communications and engagement. Link

Chesapeak Bay Foundation

Founded in 1957, they advocate for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. The Chesapeake impacts a 64,000-square-mile watershed across six states. It is the home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals. Link

Baltimore 350

Baltimore 350 is the local grass-roots chapter of 350.ORG. They hold events to educate and provide resources to the Baltimore area. 350.ORG was founded by Bill McKibben who realized the urgency in tackling the environmental crisis and moving quickly to a sustainable environment. Link


By Leah D. Schade. Leah is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for nearly twenty years, Leah earned both her MDiv and PhD degrees from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary). Link

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

IPC is dedicated to educating, supporting and motivating people and communities of faith in the Chesapeake watershed to care for the Earth and all its inhabitants, beginning with their own home, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Formerly known as the Chesapeake Covenant Community, IPC envisions a time when faith communities throughout the Chesapeake region will have a deep appreciation of the sanctity of Earth and will care and advocate for it through their words and actions. Link

Interfaith Power & Light

Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming. The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Link

Blue Water Baltimore

Blue Water Baltimore’s purpose is to use community based restoration, advocacy, and education to achieve clean water in the Baltimore watersheds. Much of our work is around cleaning up communities, planting trees, and other greening practices. This helps improve the way a community looks and feels in addition to improving environmental conditions. Link

World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Report

The Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Knowing we only have one planet, WWF believes that humanity can make better choices that translate into clear benefits for ecology, society and the economy today and in the long term. Link

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards more than $10 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits and community organizations throughout the region for hands-on projects that are ensuring a cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake. Link