Earth Day Updates

Dear Eco-Stewards Community,

We are writing with two timely updates:

First, a reminder to join our Pilgrimage-in-Place with a guided walk through your watershed followed by a sharing opportunity on Zoom this Thursday night at 8:15pm EST. Details and a walking guide available here.

Second, news from Eco-Stewards Montana alum Dave Grace who has developed a youth mentoring network called the Youth Carbon Analyst Program (YCAP). This group seeks to fulfill the 2006 PC(USA) ‘carbon neutral lives’ resolution by advocating for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the denomination while measuring current emissions and monitoring reductions over time. Two of the high school Youth Carbon Analysts, Claire Wilson-Black & Anne-Fleur Winter, wrote an article reviewing National Capital Presbytery (Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.)’s 3.23.21 divestment decision as part of the YCAP ‘sharing climate action journey’s’ project.

We hope the Eco-Stewards community will encourage their Presbyteries and churches to prayerfully consider divesting from fossil fuels and the work of greenhouse gas inventories and climate action planning as part of the the larger goal of decarbonization! 

If you have earth and climate justice related news and events (or personal updates!) to share with our community, email us at


The Eco-Stewards Leadership Team

An Earth Day Pilgrimage In Place

Dear Eco-Stewards Community,

Next Thursday’s April 22nd Earth Day marks the year anniversary of our first Eco-Stewards Connect & Reflect virtual gathering. As we move into a second year of virtual offerings for our wider Eco-Stewards community, we want to focus on the themes of “place” and “pilgrimage” that are familiar to our annual place-based trips. To that end, we invite you to Pilgrimage in Place with the Eco-Stewards Community this week!

This is an invitation to take a prayerful walk or pilgrimage in your neighborhood in the coming days and then join us on a Zoom call on April 22nd to reflect on what each of us discovered in our watersheds. We have made a “Pilgrimage in Place Guide” with some scripture, questions and prayers to accompany you on this walk as needed. If you want to pilgrimage with us but can’t or don’t want to attend the Zoom call, please walk with us anyway, and if you feel led, drop us a note or photo in a blog comment, email to or on our Eco-Stewards Facebook Page. Please find links to the Guide and the Zoom call below.

With hope and blessings,

The Eco-Stewards Leadership Team

Rob Mark, Vickie Machado, Kathleen Murphy, Kristen Young & Becky Evans

Join Zoom Meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 8:15pmEDT…

Meeting ID: 949 9657 9352
Passcode: 645524