Our congregational children’s ministries are great places to sow seeds of creation care, and there are many books we can utilize to help us instill these values. Two such resources deal with composting: an incredible way to reduce food waste, increase soil health, and address climate change by returning carbon to the soil.
Compost: A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps by Ben Raskin and Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary Makenna Siddals are both great resources for helping kids understand that caring for the earth is 1) an act of love for all of God’s creatures (themselves included) and 2) full of fun and wonder.
Composting is something congregations can take on as a facility as well as an activity that can happen at home. That said, teaching your young ones about composting is a wonderful, tangible way to plant seeds for creation care within your community. To learn more about composting as a congregation or at home, check out these resources in our CCA Guide to Creation Care: https://creationcarealliance.org/waste-reduction/?emci=124d7903-c2f6-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=a047635b-14f9-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=570480&fbclid=IwAR2C95ZZmarTKNBj98zqmf953HEaPHXkiZui5cg6gJUJ2l2hTn7HgIKr0_g#waste2