A Note on Creation Care and Stewardship
Every year, Olivet Nazarene University sends 10-15 teams around the globe to participate in Ministry Trips through the Shalom Project. We recognize that while these trips may provide our students an opportunity to learn about their faith, listen to our neighbors, engage in culture and partner with God in restoring Shalom, they also required significant travel and therefore significant use of fossil fuels.
We, at Olivet, acknowledge our contribution to climate change and care about being good stewards of God’s creation. Therefore, as we partner with God to restore broken things, including our relationship with creation, we confess that these trips contribute to carbon emissions and therefore climate change.
The Shalom Project, in an attempt to participate in restoring our relationship with God’s creation is committed to doing what we can to promote sustainability. One opportunity we offer our students is to offset their travel through a reputable Carbon offset program. While this is not mandatory, we do encourage this opportunity as we continue to work at being the best stewards of God’s creation we can.
If you would like to offset your carbon from your travel during a Shalom Project Ministry Project we invite you visit and donate through Sustainable Travel International (If you would like to offset your carbon from your travel during a Shalom Project Ministry Project we invite you visit and donate through Climate Stewards (https://www.climatestewards.org/) or donate to Plant with a Purpose (https://plantwithpurpose.org/).