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Story Magazine

Third Quarter 2008

Give Green Program Promotes Good Stewardship of the Earth

by Laura Kaslow,
Communication Specialist

As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the natural resources that God has given us. In Genesis 2:15 it is written, "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." 

Luther Seminary works equally to be good stewards of the Earth's resources and of the resources that donors entrust to the seminary. To help fulfill this commitment, Luther created Give Green, a giving option that helps reduce the use of resources such as postage, paper and fossil fuels used in transporting direct mail.

Give Green is an opt-in program for donors who prefer to receive information electronically; it reduces the amount of paper mailings they receive. Donors make gifts via our secure Web site. By opting into the Give Green program, donors will begin to receive most information and communication electronically.

"Green living is catching on in a big way. I'm thrilled by this!" said CloEve Demmer, director of the Sustaining Fund. "God has commanded us to take care of the world in which we live. Give Green is a way donors can choose to reduce paper resources while helping Luther better steward the resources our donors faithfully entrust to our care."

Are you ready to enroll in Give Green?

Go to Give Green and sign up today.