Getting Ready For Earth Day – Some Resources to Consider for 2021

by Christine Sine

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Earth day, one of my favourite celebrations, is April 22nd. 2020 was the 50th Anniversary so I thought it was time to remind you of some of the resources that we make available through Godspace each year.

A Few Books to Read

The list became too long so we made it into another post: A Prayer and My 8 Favorite Books for Earth Day, please have a look as this list keeps growing.

It is impossible for me to list all the books that make good reading for Earth Day from a faith perspective.

Resources for Kids

Check out our resource page for celebrating Earth day with kids!

Godspace Resources

Earth Day Resources on Godspace:

Here is a compilation of all the resources I have posted for Earth day over the last few years:

And my favourite Garden liturgy which includes the responsive reading below.

Adapted from Ps 65:5-12
God you call forth songs of joy from all the earth
You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,
God our Saviour you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
You are the hope of the farthest seas,
When morning dawns and evening fades
You call forth songs of joy
God you call forth songs of joy from all the earth
You care for the land and water it;
You enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
To provide the people with grain,
For so you have ordained it.
God you call forth songs of joy from all the earth
You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
You soften it with showers and bless its crops.
You crown the year with your bounty,
And your carts overflow with abundance.
God you call forth songs of joy from all the earth
The grasslands of the deserts overflow;
The hills are clothed with gladness.
The meadows are covered with flocks
And the valleys are mantled with grain;
They shout for joy and sing
God you call forth songs of joy from all the earth

Check out all our earth day and garden liturgies and prayers on our Creation Spirituality page.

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6 comments

jennethsuzanne April 12, 2016 - 8:39 am

Thank you Christine for your lovely piece. My husband was involved with Sozo Eden, training people in townships to use their space to make door shaped gardens. Your article makes me think of this!
http://thesozofoundation.org.za/eden/

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Christine Sine April 12, 2016 - 8:48 am

Thanks Jenneth. I have visited the Sozo website several times. Love what they are doing.

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Kate Rae Davis April 13, 2016 - 12:23 pm

This is a great resource list! Thank you!

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Christine Sine April 13, 2016 - 9:25 pm

Glad you found it helpful Kate. Enjoy Earth Day.

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ruthpattison1 April 10, 2017 - 8:49 am

Thank you for your wonderful poem/litany for blessing the garden. We will use it this evening to bless our community garden at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, Atlanta, Georgia. I’m thrilled! thrilled with all the other resources on this website as well. Bless you and all the whole earth. The Rev Ruth Pattison

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Christine Sine April 10, 2017 - 9:22 am

Thanks Ruth. Always appreciate feedback!

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