DioCal Initiatives

 Carbon Tracker

To help you understand how your current household choices are affecting carbon dioxide emissions, and to support you in making choices that are more sustainable and economic, the Episcopal Diocese of California has worked in partnership with Bay Area-based Climate Solutions Net on a web-based platform sustainislandhome.org.

Watch these videos to learn more about how churches and individuals can use the carbon tracker.

Sacred Earth, Earth Day Webcast Mini-series

March 20, 2023 – July 15, 2023

Check out the Sacred Earth: Growing Beloved Community webcasts in our mini-series in the months around Earth Day. This mini-series is designed to support churches in their connection to Caring for Creation by providing inspiration, resources, spiritual practices, and connections to those caring for this planet both locally and globally.

Check out the mini webcast series.

Eco Confirmation

September 00, 2023 

Eco Confirmation is an outdoor confirmation service where participants uphold their baptismal vow to “cherish the wondrous works of God, and protect the beauty and integrity of all creation.” Together, the community will recommit itself to the fifth mark of mission: “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.”

Learn more about the history and liturgy of EcoConfirmation.

Holy Hikes

March 00, 2023 & July 00, 2023

Holy Hikes® is an eco-Ministry network committed to rebuilding Communion between all of God’s Creation.  Through Holy Hikes we worship God in the beauty of God’s creation, in what John Muir called God’s “first temples” The ultimate goal of this ministry is to help individuals be renewed in their love-relationship with the earth, the universal church, and with their Creator.

Learn more and find upcoming hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jubilee Farm Tree Planting

March 20, 2023 – July 15, 2023

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Church Events Around the Diocese

Partner & Local Organization Opportunities

Season of Creation

Let Justice and Peace Flow

The Season of Creation, September 1st through October 4th, is celebrated by Christians around the world as a time for renewing, repairing and restoring our relationship to God, one another, and all of creation. The Episcopal Church joins this international effort for prayer and action for climate justice and an end to environmental racism and ecological destruction. In celebrating the Season, we are invited to consider anew our ecological, economic, and political ways of living. THis Year’s theme is “Let Justice and Peace flow.” 

Download the invitation to spread the word in your community

Interfaith Power and Light

Faith Climate Action Week: Living the Golden Rule

Interfaith Power and Light has a downloadable kit for churches to mobilize and educate the congregation around Faith Climate Action Week. The kit is evergreen with great faith-based discussion materials, a Youth Blessing, and suggested activities for you and your congregation that can be used at any time of year!

Download the Kit

Green the Church

Renewable Energy Developer

Green the Church has partnered with Gemini Energy Solutions and their Clean Energy Hub to help Black congregations become more energy efficient:
• Introduce Clean Energy Benefits
• Schedule Energy Audits
• Solar Panel Install
• Consider E-V Charging Stations

Learn more

Friends of the Urban Forest

Urban Tree Panting, Tree Care and Garden Planting

Is a non-profit organization committed to revitalizing San Francisco’s urban forest, building community, and taking a local leadership role in mitigating global environmental problems through the simple act of planting and caring for trees and sidewalk gardens.

View upcoming volutneer events

Bay Keepers

San Francisco Bay Advocacy & Cleanup

Baykeeper defends the health of San Francisco Bay, its watershed, and Bay Area residents. We hold polluters accountable.

Learn more and get involved in cleanup and advocacy

Wider Episcopal (Anglican) Church Initiatives

Take the pledge

The Pledge to Care for Creation is part of living as the Jesus Movement. It’s a promise to protect and renew this good Earth and all who call it home. It’s a promise to share our stories, stand with those who are most vulnerable, and live more gently on the Earth.

Anglican Communion Forest

The Communion Forest is a global initiative comprising local activities of forest protection, tree growing and eco-system restoration undertaken by provinces, dioceses and individual churches across the Anglican Communion to safeguard creation.


Lambeth Conference resources

Download the guide for resources from the 15th Lambeth Conference themed ‘God’s Church for God’s World – Walking, Listening and Witnessing Together’. The guide includes links to films on the conference web site and social media channels, documents and more information.

Personal and Liturgical Resources

Worship & Liturgy

Liturgical Materials are available through Faith Climate Action Week in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

The Rev. Michele Racusin has written a beautiful prayer on Climate Change to be used by our churches.

Green Faith offers a collection of faith resources for the Sacred Season for Climate Justice.

Creation Justice Ministries offers a downloadable guide with studies and liturgical helps for churches.

The Church of England has some wonderful prayers for World Environment Day that are appropriate anytime we are praying for the earth.

Group or Individual Study

The Creation Care Collective is offering a Creation Justice 1010 summer intensive, 6-week program to prepare and equip Creation Care Teams in churches. Or, an 8 month program starts in the fall. This facilitated program means you just show up online to join with other churches for learning and encouragement.

The Healing Earth Curriculum comes out of Loyola University in Chicago is offers an abundance of resources in English and Spanish. This curriculum presents a unique approach to six major ecological challenges of our time: declining biodiversity, natural resource depletion, shift to renewable energy, water quality and availability, food quality and availability, and global climate change. This curriculum can be studied alone or in groups. Feel free to pull small units from this amazing, free resource.

Check out this article for understanding the different perspective of Earth Day: Earthrise: What brought the whole world to honor Earth Day? Included are links to further articles and books.


Meditate with poetry, or use with worship or small groups.

Connect with Lynn Ungar’s poem “The Last Good Days.”

All Thy Works Praise Thee, O Lord: A Processional Of Creation, by Christina Rossetti

Check out this collection of poetry around Climate Change from poets.org

The Poetry Foundation has gathered a collection entitled “Poetry and the Environment: Recent poetic approaches to the natural world and ecology.” There are many beautiful poems available online in this collection.