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Erb St Earth Day

Photos from the Erb Street Mennonite Church Earth Day celebration on May 17th, 2015. Thanks to Marion Roes for contributing these.

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A visual reminder of our commitment to care for the earth — each of us traced and cut out our hand-print to symbolize our impact in helping others and caring for the earth

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Detail of the commitment tree. The small buds sprinkled amongst the hands represent commitment to exploring a new idea, for instance, biking to work, or a new volunteer commitment.

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When given paper (for tracing hands), some make origami.

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After the service, there were intergenerational activities instead of Sunday School…

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People painted flower-pots…

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…made tree rubbings…

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…took photos of our environment…

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…and folded green bin liners out of newspaper.

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As always in nice weather, lots of people biked to church (we might need a second rack!)

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In front of the church, there are prayer flags with prayers for Nepal.

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On the roof, we have solar panels.