Pictured above: Renewal at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. From left to right: Emily Skocypec from Floresta, Renewal Student Leadership Team member Anthony Waldrop, and Westmont student Julia Johnson.
THE GREEN AWAKENING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Feb 25 – Apr 25, 2009
Building on the success of the Renewal Summit and our first Day of Prayer for Creation, Renewal is dispatching its coordinators on the Green Awakening North American Tour to campuses and communities across the United States and Canada.
This 21st century circuit, featuring recent grads Anna Jane Joyner (co-author of the Faith in Action report) and Ben Lowe (author of the new IVP release, Green Revolution), will ride to fifteen states and two Canadian provinces over the course of seven weeks.
Our mission is simple: Wake our generation up to the urgent call to care for all of God’s creation.
To do this, Anna Jane, Ben, and other Renewal student leaders will be speaking to campus-wide gatherings, student groups, dorm fellowships, classes, churches, and all who want to hear the good news of the growing creation care movement and answer the invitation to join in. Staying true to Christ’s example and our grassroots identity, we will also be holding regional retreats to train and equip a new wave of students who will lead change in their communities.
And, along the way, we will be exploring and documenting the rising number of student-led earth-care efforts out there for a groundbreaking Campus Creation Care Report (tentative release date set for the fall of 2009).
Renewal’s Green Awakening North American Tour is becoming a reality through partnerships with InterVarsity Press (through the release of Green Revolution) and many friends in the creation care movement.
Tour Overview: (check out Renewal’s calendar under the “Happenings” tab for detailed information on each tour stop)
1st Leg of the Green Awakening Tour:
2/25 – Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
2/26 – Biola University, La Mirada, CA
2/27 – Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
2/28 – Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
3/2 – Northwest University, Kirland, WA
3/3 – Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
3/4 – Regent College, Vancouver, BC
3/5 – Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
3/10 – Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
3/12 – Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
3/13 – Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
2nd Leg of the Green Awakening Tour:
3/22 – Wheaton Chinese Alliance Church, Wheaton, IL
3/23 – Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
3/23 – Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
3/24 – Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
3/25 – Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
3/26 – Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
3/26 – Grove City College, Grove City, PA
3/27 – Malone University, Canton, Ohio
3/30 – Grace College, Winona Lake, IN
3/31 – Taylor University, Upland, IN
4/1 – Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
4/2 – Hope College, Holland, MI
4/2-3 – Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI
4/3-4 – Goshen College (Regional Leadership Retreat), Goshen, IN
4/6 – Redeemer University College, Ontario, Canada
4/7-8 – Houghton College, Houghton, New York
4/9 – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
3rd Leg of the Green Awakening Tour:
4/14 – Gordon College, Wenham, MA
4/15 – Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ
4/15 – Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
4/21 – Morningstar University, NC
4/22 – Montreat College (Annual Day of Service), Black Mountain, NC
4/23 – Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
4/23 – Belmont University, Nashville, TN
4/24-5 – Asbury College, Wilmore, KY
4/26 – Return home!
UPDATE: Campus Tour a success!!! Download the full report here.