Caring for Creation is one of our newest committees established in 2017 to explore how Covenant may be able to use our green spaces in a more environmentally-friendly way while connecting to the mission of our work as a church.

This committee developed a bioswale with natural plantings on the grounds of the church and continue to beautify it annually by weeding, planting and watering. A second bioswale on the property is planned.

They have worked to remove invasive plants from the grounds and improved a walking path at the back of the property.

A composting system is now in place, which allows congregation and community members to bring their compost to Covenant. A small model of the compost system was displayed, along with other information about Covenant’s Caring for Creation Committee at the Racine EcoFest.

Reusable plates and bowls were purchased for the church and new larger, well-labeled containers for recycling were placed in strategic locations in the church.

Cherry tomato bucket gardens were planted and maintained by the Sunday School in conjunction with the committee.

Members have also been invited to workshops about honey making, bread making, and maintaining your bicycle.

Plans that were deferred until after the Pandemic are for energy efficient lighting in the building and solar panels for energy.