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Events and accomplishments of Restoring Eden in the past.

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Appalachian Community Health Survey Project

This alternative spring trip brings Christian college students from all over the country to the coal mining communities of Appalachia to conduct door-to-door community health data. Over the last three years, the data collected from these projects have been published in two peer-reviewed journals showing the health of Appalachians is being severely affected by mountaintop removal coal mining. Read more here>>>

Public Utilities Commission Hearing (MN)

On October 25th, 2012, Restoring Eden and Bethel students attended a hearing to ask the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to require Xcel Energy to continue to move away from coal use. Thirty people gave testimonials about the importance of clean energy in Minnesota. We're glad for the enthusiasm of Bethel students to speak out on an issue that affects the health of God's creation and their community. Read the update here>>>

Xcel Energy Postcard

Every 10 to 15 years, Minnesota law requires power companies to submit a plan to the Public Utility Commission that outlines their vision for how to meet electricity needs in the next decade. This spring, Xcel Energy submitted their resource plan for public comment. Over 250 Restoring Eden supporters submitted postcards asking Xcel to continue to be a leader in wind energy and energy efficiency.

Roadless Rule Letter

The religious community has long been instrumental in speaking out for a strong rule to protect roadless areas in national forests. Since the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule went into effect, it has protected some of our most ancient national forests as well as particularly fragile riparian areas. May 2012 was another particularly important time for faith community voices to be raised in support of strong, national roadless protections as legislation has been introduced to eliminate all or much of the rule. In response, over 100 faith leaders signed a letter to President Obama, asking him to continue these valuable safeguards.

Trail Discipleship Trainings

These are yearly conference calls where people brainstorm and learn how to organize and lead hiking/outdoor trips in their communities. People share practical tips, scripture and curriculum from those around the country. Our desire is to equip you to help those in your community encounter God through the wonder of creation.

National Day of Action

In honor of Restoring Eden and Renewal’s National Day of Action, thousands of Christians nationwide advocated for the protection of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, April 14th, 2011.

We Love Mountains Tour

To spread the word about mountaintop removal, Appalachian Voices and Restoring Eden partnered up to host a “We Love Mountains” Tour that combines live music, education, general merriment, and creative activism.  Learn more and see tour dates and stops.

Go Tell it on the Mountain Tour

A multimedia presentation including music, film, and photography that told the stories of mountaintop removal in central Appalachia.  Featuring folk/bluegrass artist Aaron Lee Martin, this tour visited more than a dozen college campuses around the country.

Environmental Protection Agency's Coal Ash Hearings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held hearings across the country, and Restoring Eden worked to see coal ash finally classified as the hazardous waste it is.

In the Wake of Giants & Mountaintop Removal Tour

A mid-west tour addressing the devastating practice of mountaintop removal coal mining in central Appalachia.

Christian Rock Festivals: Cornerstone, Lifest, and Sonshine

Every summer Restoring Eden sets up a booth at music festivals around the country to meet you and spread the message of loving God's creation.

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