IPL’s Carbon Covenant – an international program
Started in 2010, Carbon Covenant links congregations and organizations of faith in the U.S. with faith communities on the front lines of climate change in the developing world. The four projects featured are faith communities in the developing world that are taking the initiative to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect their communities. All of the projects address the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions in the developing world: deforestation.
In Cambodia, Buddhist Monks aim to protect a remote community forest from illegal logging by ordaining trees and patrolling the area. In Ghana, the Presbyterian Church is teaching alternative, sustainable livelihoods, from snail farming to bee keeping. In Cameroon, an interfaith project is fighting desertification through tree planting. And on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, a Lutheran bishop is making tree planting a condition of confirmation in the church.To learn more, click here.