In early August, CSCS (soon to be incorporated as a new organization, the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative) invited ten Mennonite institutions in the US and Canada to join together at Eastern Mennonite University for an intensive three days of figuratively and literally walking together in a time of reflecting on our commitments to taking care of the planet and all its inhabitants. Twenty students and faculty from six institutions were able to join together for a variety of activities.
I’m Jackson, a senior, film-production major at Goshen College and I am the summer videography intern for the CSCS. We’re working on a church curriculum that teaches how faith communities can be involved in mitigating climate change and becoming stewards of the Earth. I get to produce the video content for this project.
What do you do when you don’t have access to clean water? You dig a well. The city of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city with a population of almost 11 million people, is sinking at an average rate of 17 centimeters per year, making it the fastest sinking city in the world, although certainly not the only. By 2050, it is estimated that one third of the city will be underwater.