This morning an experiment began.
Our theme for the month of September is “Creation” and tonight at youth group we talked about our Christian responsibility to care for creation. Often it can seem quite daunting to think about how a single individual can help care for the planet…so tonight we ended middle school and high school youth group with a challenge: keep all your trash this week.
The idea came from Sustainable Dave. You may have heard him on NPR or seen him on the news – but he didn’t throw anything away for one year! He kept it all – and by keeping it all – it really taught him how much waste he was creating and helped him to live a new way (you can see the rules he followed here).
So I’m not sure how many youth will do it (or how man parents will be down with the idea) but that was the challenge for them this week. And it’s also challenge for me as well.
Everything that people collect over this week will be brought to church next Sunday and we’ll display all of our trash in the courtyard at Coffee Fellowship after church. My hope is that this challenge will both create AWARENESS as to how much trash we produce each week – and hopefully will help create some ideas on how to limit the amount of trash we produce. If you want to watch a short Good Morning American clip about Sustainable Dave, you can watch it below.