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Blessed Earth: A commitment to Good Stewardship
Week 2       Week 3
Week One: This week, pick at least TWO new habits, or come up with your own good stewardship habits. 
Lord, help me THIS WEEK to:
Take a day of rest – no shopping, no work, no driving.
Bike, walk, car-pool, or use public transportation instead of driving.
Consciously combine trips and errands.
Recycle everything I can.
Change at least five light bulbs in my home to compact fluorescents.
When buying paper products, choose items made from recycled paper.
Air dry my laundry.
Cut back on the amount of junk mail I get by visiting Direct Marketing Association
Avoid fast-food restaurants and eat fewer meat-based meals.
Install low-flow shower heads.
Unplug the TV and stereo when not in use, or put them on a switched power strip or outlet.
Visit Better World Shopper to support sustainable products and services.
Check out a faith-based organization working to save God's created world.
Use some of the money I save to advance your kingdom.

Week Two: Blessed earth, a commitment to Good Stewardship
This week, again pick at least TWO new habits, or come up with your own good stewardship habits.
Lord, help me this week to:

Ask my utility company to conduct an energy audit.

Stock up on handkerchiefs, cloth shopping bags, and cloth diapers.

Clean out my closets and donate clothes I have not worn in the past year.

Start a weekly or monthly family night when we eat dinner together, play games, or read a book aloud.

Compost my food and yard waste.

Wait a month before buying something I “need.” When I do make purchases, let me buy quality items that will last for many years.

Replace church light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.

Talk to my church about using recycled paper in copiers and printers.

Buy products locally and support organic family farms.

Clean or replace air filters throughout my home.

Give away or sell anything and everything that is cluttering my life. Donate the proceeds to charity.

Volunteer to help people who have fewer resources than I have.


Week Three: Blessed earth, a commitment to Good Stewardship
This week, again pick at least TWO new habits, or come up with your own good stewardship habits.
Lord, help me this week to:
Plant deciduous trees along the south side of my house and avoid pesticides.
Donate my old cell phone, computer, or printer to a good cause.
Set up a recycling program at my workplace, church, or school.
Cut back on the Christmas frenzy.
Set up a share board in my church or organize a clothing exchange.
Instead of a birthday gift or flowers for a funeral, send a donation to charity.
When appliances and lighting fixtures need to be replaced, purchase only the most efficient Energy Star items.
Start a vegetable garden at home, in your community, or at your church.
Stay close to home on my next family trip and stay home on one holiday when I usually travel.
Ask my church to adopt a local stream, park, or roadway fopr clean-up, monitoring, and restoration.
Follow the old saying - "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."
Volunteer to help people who have fewer resources than I do.

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