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Christian Camping and Creation Care – a formula for success!

Originally posted September 27th, 2011.  I (Brittany) am now a UW-Madison graduate and a full-time staff member at Care of Creation.

This summer Brittany Ederer, a student at UW-Madison, served as an intern in the Care of Creation office in Madison.  Based on her interest in camping, education nature and environment, we assigned her to start a survey project of Christian camps in Wisconsin, the upper Midwest and then throughout the country.  Are there Christian camps who are actively promoting creation care as part of their camp program?  Are they using creation care principles in caring for their properties?  This blog post is a preliminary report on a visit to one camp not far from Madison.  It turns out one of the best examples of creation care at camp is right in our own back yard.  We’re looking forward to a complete report from Brittany later on, but in the meantime, enjoy her thoughts on what’s going on at Timber-lee

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Pittsfield to Pakistan – 85 Years and Still Going Strong

85 years Strong

We pause here for a break from our normal focus on creation-care to note a significant family event.  The following is a tribute to my Dad, who is 85 years old today, co-authored with my sister Marilyn, and simul-posted on her blog, Communicating Across Boundaries, as well as on various Facebook pages of Dad’s numerous offspring. Happy Birthday, Dad!

85 years ago today,  June 7th in 1926, a baby boy was born to a family in the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was fourth in the family, joining three sisters, a mom and a dad.  Three years later his youngest sister was born and the family was complete. He was named Ralph Edward Brown and he is our father and grandfather. Continue reading

A Conversation on Sustainability and the Family

If you are in the Madison area, check out this upcoming conference.  I will be participating in the Saturday morning session (but attending the whole conference).  NOTE THAT there is no cost, but the folks at New College Madison would like you to preregister so they know who and how many are coming.

Register here – and see you there!

“A Conversation About Environmental, Familial and Social Sustainability: An Issue for the 21st Century”

In memory of Don Browning, 1934-2010

Friday evening and Saturday, January 21-22, 2011
Pres House, 731 State St. Mall, Madison, WI 53711

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Conference schedule…

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