Episcopal Diocese of
Environmental Events at General
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA,
was held from July 29 to August 8, 2003, in Minneapolis, MN.
From the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Minnesota (October
2002) and through coordination and discussions with the Episcopal Ecological
Network and delegates from the Diocese of Minnesota to the General Convention,
we worked on the following activities (not in any special order):
If you are interested in any (or all) of the above proposals or if you
have any additional ideas you would like to see happen during General Convention,
please let us know.
In recognition that such a national convention (over 8,000 persons in attendance)
generates a tremendous amount of paper (in the form of read-ahead books,
daily communications, revisions of proposals, etc), the Delegates from
the Diocese of MInnesota wished to plant
as many trees as possible to counterbalance the trees (and the
resulting loss of CO2 to O2 conversion) which will
have been cut down for the paper to be used just at this convention.
The Delegates and the Commission found set-aside land at Nerstrand Big
Woods State Park, Minnesota, for planting over 80 trees. These trees
will not be sold or cut down in the future, so that this resulting forest
will remain for generations to come. More
The Episcopal Ecological Network,
in conjunction with the Environmental Stewardship Commission of
the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, the Land
Stewardship Project, Signature Café (Minneapolis), and organic
and sustainable farmers in Minnesota hosted a Local and Organic Dinner
on Monday, August 4, 2003. For more details Click
MEESC offered a free booklet on implementing the Diocese of Minnesota's
Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds (applicable to any diocese or
congregation) and on local purchase Wind Energy.
MEESC and the Episcopal Ecological Network
offered a "Starter Kit" CD containing information on how to start an environmental
group in a congregation, or diocese. Copies of this CD are available
through Province contacts of the Episcopal
Support of 10 resolutions of an enviromental/ecologial nature. Seven
of these resolutions were passed by both the House of Bishops and the House
of Delegates. To be loaded soon
Supported purchase of sufficient Wind Energy to power the facilities used
at General Convention (Convention Center and lodging)
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General Convention 2003 in Minneapolis, please send an e-mail to our webverger,
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MEESC, or write to:
Holy Trinity Church
Elk River, MN 55330-0065 USA
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