Posted by: Chloe Schwabe | February 29, 2008

Spring Adamah Alert: Cleaning for Creation and the whole body of Christ

Each season the Eco-justice program offers an Adamah (Hebrew for Earth) challenge to congregations to become more ecologically mindful. Lent is a time to fast from things that can harm the gifts of the Creator.

In this Lenten season, we challenge you to host a green cleaning fellowship hour in your congregation once over the next three months. During this fellowship hour, you can learn about how traditional cleaning products can harm the health of aquatic species, plants, animals, and our own health. Children’s health is particularly vulnerable. You and your fellowship group can also learn about what safer alternatives are out there and even make your own cleaning products.

Click here to check out the challenge and learn more about green cleaning.

I for one used baking soda and vinegar to unclog the sink drain in my house. It made a huge difference and I didn’t have to worry about how other chemicals would harm fish and other species at the other end. I learned from my grandmother long ago that a little vinegar and water makes a good window cleaner. Check out the green cleaning guide and let us know what recipes work for you!



  1. Glad to see they got you bloggin’, Chloe!

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