“We will seek to be faithful stewards of Creation and the resources God has provided us.”
–Goal 2, Objective 3, LaGrave Avenue CRC Long Range Plan
Why Creation Care at LaGrave?
-Biblical Mandate: Love God (creation care)
-Biblical Mandate: Love your neighbor (everyone is our neighbor)
-Part of the LaGrave’s 2011-2015 Long Range Plan
-Lower operating and life-cycle costs, Improved health, safety, and welfare, improved productivity, attention span, and ability to learn
-To view the Creation Care Committee's Startup Presentation, click HERE
Did you Know
-LEED stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" and is the leading-edge system for certifying the greenest performing buildings around the world. There are four levels of LEED: certified, silver, gold, platinum.
-Grand Rapids leads the nation in the number of LEED-certified buildings per capita.
-Grand Rapids ranks fifth overall nationally in the number of LEED-rated buildings, surpassing cities like Chicago, San Francisco and New York.
-GRAM is the first LEED gold-certified art museum in the country.
-Rapid Central Station is the first LEED-certified transit facility in the country.
-Keystone Church is the first LEED-certified church in the country.
-David D. Hunting YMCA in downtown Grand Rapids is the first LEED-certified YMCA in the country.
-Creation Care for Pastors (www.creationcareforpastors.com
-Earth Ministry: Caring for All Creation “Sabbath Economics” (www.earthministry.org)
-Energy Star – Resources for Congregations (www.energystar.gov
-Evangelical Environmental Network and Creation Care Magazine (www.creationcare.org
-NewDream – Purchasing Guide for Faith Communities (www.newdream.org/publications/purchguide.pdf
-The Regeneration Project (www.theregenerationproject.org
-USGBC United States Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org
-USGBC West Michigan Chapter (www.usgbcwm.org
-Web of Creation (www.webofcreation.org