Brownstown, Ind. – Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center has received the 2011 Green Leaf Seal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries and the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association. This honor speaks to the great commitment that Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center has to environmental stewardship.
To receive the 2011 Green Leaf Seal, camp and conference centers must have completed a total of five projects or activities related to environmental stewardship in the areas of facilities, education/program, operations, and outreach.
The Green Leaf Seal is designed to recognize camp and conference centers that care for God’s earth by practicing sustainability and educating guests about environmental stewardship.
“Presbyterian camp and conference centers are the perfect places to make connections between our faith and caring for God’s earth. Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center has taken great strides in environmental stewardship, and it is exciting to recognize these accomplishments,” says Katie Holmes, associate for Environmental Ministries.
The Green Leaf Seal is a program of PC(USA) Environmental Ministries in cooperation with the sites of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association (PCCCA). Environmental Ministries works to inspire and equip Presbyterians to work for eco-justice for all of God’s earth. PCCCA equips leaders for ministries of discipleship, community building and the care of Creation.
For more information on Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center’s commitment to environmental stewardship, or programming for youth entering grades 1-12 or for non-profit retreat opportunities, please contact Rich Swartwood. www.pyoca.org
For more information on the Green Leaf Seal go to www.pcusa.org/environment.