www.ferncliff.org) in Little Rock, Arkansas!
Just to give you an idea about some of the creation care activities and places you might experience while at this amazingly green retreat, the Conference Planning Team has compiled a list of 10 Compelling Reasons you should reserve a spot for this conference on your calendar now!
- Solar power -- Multiple solar initiatives onsite
- Solar Under the Sun -- Synod-level mission Solar School
- Camp Garden -- Raised beds, livestock, greenhouse, fruit, education
- Composting, Recycling and Upcycling
- Heifer International Headquarters and Heifer Ranch
- Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) and AmeriCorps
- Eco-Youth Center -- Straw bale, off-the-grid housing for low-carbon retreat
- Clinton Presidential Center
- Collaborative Greening -- Partnerships with churches and organizations
- Disaster Assistance Center and PDA's National Call Center at Ferncliff
If you've not been to a PEC conference before, check out the 2011 gathering: God's Earth: Too Big to Fail? An Eco-Justice Conversation Among Faith, Science and Culture at http://presbyearthcare.org/ conferences.html.
Ann Owen serves as the Southwest Regional Representative for Presbyterians for Earth Care. She is active at Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, one of the first churches to obtain the PC (USA) Earth Care Congregation certification. Ann founded the Environmental Stewardship group at Second and chaired it for three years.