BSK Board of Trustee Dr. Don Colliver (and also father of BSK alumnus Rev. Jeremy Colliver) was interviewed about ways congregations can practice creation care and combat climate change. Colliver serves as the director and professor of Graduate Studies and Controlled Environment Systems at the University of Kentucky, one of the nation’s top programs in biosystems and agricultural engineering. He is also an active member at Central Baptist Church in Lexington.
Colliver describes the potential impact churches can have, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that if U.S. congregations would cut back on their utilities by only 20 percent, it would save $630 million a year, prevent the emission of more than 2.6 million tons of greenhouse gases and be the equivalent of taking 480,000 cars off the road or planting 60,000 trees.”