CREATION CARE SURVEY 2021
“The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” —Psalm 24:1
Saint Mark’s Cathedral has set a goal for its campus and households to achieve a net zero carbon footprint by 2030. The Creation Care Ministry supports this goal and strives to faithfully address the crisis of climate change. See our Creation Care webpage for more on this.
A “net zero carbon footprint” means we measure and reduce our carbon emissions and offset the remaining carbon footprint by contributing to carbon offset programs. We have chosen the national Episcopal Church’s carbon tracker (https://www.sustainislandhome.org/) because it offers a way to individually and collectively measure and reduce our emissions that come from five basic household areas where we have the most impact on climate change. These five areas—electricity, home heating, transportation, food, and waste—account for 40% of US global emissions.
We ask that you, a member of our Saint Mark’s family, complete this survey to guide us in our work to help our households achieve this goal.