What it takes to be an 'environmental wacko'
Radcliff says standards for creation care set too lowby Anna Groff
David Radcliff says he does not drive a car or eat certain things but says his practices are not extreme. However, people label him an "environmental wacko" for efforts like asking to reuse a plastic cup while flying.
"It doesn't take much to get you pigeon-holed," he said on Feb. 12 to a group of 40 people gathered to discuss environmental issues and faith.
The bar is set so low that people think recycling is the best they can do, he said.
Radcliff, director of the New Community Project, presented the keynote address for the conference, "Creation Care: Stewards of the Earth," held at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Church of the Brethren (COB), Laurelville and Mennonite Mutual Aid sponsored the gathering.
From left: Laurie Weaver, Mary Kaufman and Jocele Meyer participate in a skit about creation care from the perspective of animals. Photo by Anna Groff.
For more coverage of the Creation Care conference at Laurelville, see the March issue of The Mennonite.
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