EarthCare at Foothills
If we learn to love the earth, we will find labyrinths, gardens, fountains and precious jewels! A whole new world will open itself to us. We will discover what it means to be truly alive.
--St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
The Earthcare group is a small group that feels called to be active in environmental issues that influence our homes, families, our community, and our world. We do this by learning about and practicing sustainable living ideas that may include recycling, conservation, bee keeping, eating locally, repurposing, and alternative energy ideas, to name a few. We hope not only to practice these ideas in our own personal lives, but to encourage and educate others around us so we can adopt more sustainable practices and reduce negative environmental impacts.
We meet the third Sunday of the month, between services, in Pastor Jeanette's office, at 9:30 am. We welcome new members and hope you will join us. For more information, contact Lauren Derstine Humphrey. Click here for some great Earthcare tips!
EarthCare Adult Small Group
The EarthCare small group's mission is to:
- Educate the congregation
- Provide service opportunities and
- Encourage Action
Foothills' congregation and trustees efforts are also taking conscious actions to reduce our carbon footprint by:
- implementing water-saving landscaping
- purchasing recycled paper towels for our dispensers
- implementing a recycling program on our church campus
- being a part of Earthkeepers, an Interfaith network of creation care ministries. Check out their facebook page
A Fair Trade City
La Mesa, California has been listed as a fair trade city. The idea being that as a community we do all that is possible through word and hopefully action to reinforce the concept of fair trade of goods. You can find information on this pivotal movement here.
Foothills is also honored to be listed as a fair trade location on their map of La Mesa. We stand behind the fair trade ethos and do what we can to buy fair. Our United Methodist Women group also sells fair trade coffee during their fundraisers.