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The "Nature" piece of our Nature-Spirit-Expression slogan relates to all of God's creation, including us. All the earth is God's holy garden, I wrote in one of my poems. How we treat it matters. The translated "dominion" we are given in Genesis, and often use as free license to do whatever we selfishly want with the abundant resources, is really about stewardship. Think of it this way. If the owner of a huge estate decided to take a trip around the world, and put you totally in charge of (dominion over) everything, do you think he, or she, does not care if you kill off all his livestock, and any other animals on the estate. Or, if you cut down all the trees, bulldoze the meadows, and dump garbage into the ponds, lakes, and streams. The likelihood, when you were given "dominion," was it came with a reasonable expectation that you would actually take good care of all that was there for you to use, but also to watch over. And that when he, or she, returned, the estate would be found in as good, or better, condition than when it was placed into your hands. 

 

         
 

Nature

What is this "dominion" God has

given us?  As we enjoy His creation,

are we being good caretakers?

   
         

 

     
 

All Faith Based Initiatives & Organizations

 
     
 

All-Creatures.org
www.all-creatures.org

Bible and Ecology
www.bibleandecology.org

Earth Ministry
www.earthministry.org

Eco-Justice Ministries
www.eco-justice.org

Evangelical Environmental Network
www.creationcare.org

 

Let All Creation Praise
www.letallcreationpraise.org

Michigan Interfaith Power and Light
www.miipl.org

Voices for Earth Justice
www.voices4earth.org

Web of Creation
www.webofcreation.org

 
 
       

 

     
 

Government Sites - All Levels

 
     
 

Discover The Forest
www.discovertheforest.org

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

 Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
www.epa.gov

Forest Service (USDA)
www.fs.fed.us

Licensed Rehabilitators
www.michigandnr.com/dlr

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
www.michigan.gov/dnr

 

National Park Service (U.S.)
www.nps.gov

Natural Resources Conservation Service
www.nrcs.usda.gov

Plants Database
plants.usda.gov/java

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
www.fws.gov

Yosemite Nature Notes
www.nps.gov/yose/photosmultimedia/ynn.htm

 
       

 

     
 

Local & State (Michigan) Initiatives & Organizations

 
     
 

Baker Sanctuary
www.michiganaudubon.org/conservation/
sanctuaries/baker.html

Blandford Nature Center
blandfordnaturecenter.org

Chasing Michigan Waterfalls
www.michigan.org/news/chasing-waterfalls

Eaton County Parks
www.eatoncounty.org/
departments/parks-department

Environment Michigan (PIRGIM)
www.environmentmichigan.org

Fenner Nature Center (Friends of Fenner)
www.mynaturecenter.org

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
www.fernwoodbotanical.org

Hart Animal Control
hartanimalcontrol.com

Hidden Lake Gardens
hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu

Kalamazoo Nature Center
www.naturecenter.org

Michigan Audubon
www.michiganaudubon.org

 

Michigan Forest Association
www.michiganforests.com

Michigan Nature Association
www.michigannature.org

Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
www.miwildlife.org

Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy
www.midmilandcons.org

[The] Nature Conservancy in Michigan
www.nature.org/wherewework/
northamerica/states/michigan

Oil & Water Don't Mix
www.oilandwaterdontmix.org

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
www.cedarcreekinstitute.org

Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
michigan.sierraclub.org

Wildflower Association of Michigan
www.wildflowersmich.org

Woldumar Nature Center
www.woldumar.org

[The] Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
www.isleroyalewolf.org

 
       

 

     
 

National (or Regional) & International Organizations & Initiatives

 
     
 

350
www.350.org

African Wildlife Foundation
 www.awf.org

Alliance to Save Energy
www.ase.org

American Bear Association & Wildlife Sanctuary
www.americanbear.org

American Forests
www.americanforests.org

American Green
www.americangreen.net

American Horticultural Society
www.ahsgardening.org

American Rivers
www.americanrivers.org

[The] American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
www.aspca.org

Animal Welfare Institute
awionline.org

Appalachian Bear Rescue
appalachianbearrescue.org

Black Bear Conservation Coalition
www.bbcc.org

Born Free USA
www.bornfreeusa.org

Care2
www.care2.com

Clean Water Action
www.cleanwateraction.org

CMC Ocean
www.cmc-ocean.org

Conservation International
www.conservation.org

[The] Cousteau Society
www.cousteau.org

Defenders of Wildlife
www.defenders.org

 Ducks Unlimited
www.ducks.org

Earth 911
earth911.org

Earth Focus
www.linktv.org/earthfocus

Earth Island Institute
www.earthisland.org

Earth Policy Institute
www.earthpolicy.org

Earth Share
www.earthshare.org

Earthjustice
www.earthjustice.org

Ecologist
www.theecologist.org

[The] Elephant Sanctuary
www.elephants.com

Environmental Defense
www.environmentaldefense.org
and www.edf.org/home.cfm

Food & Water Watch
www.foodandwaterwatch.org
and www.takebackthetap.org

Forest Stewardship Council
us.fsc.org

Friends of Animals
www.friendsofanimals.org

Friends Of The Earth
www.foe.org

[The] Gorilla Foundation
www.koko.org

Great Lakes Clean Water Organization
www.greatlakescleanwater.org

Great Lakes Information Network
www.great-lakes.net

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
www.2glrea.org

Green America
www.greenamericatoday.org

The Green Guide
www.thegreenguide.com

Greenpeace
www.greenpeace.org/usa/

[The] Humane Society of the United States
www.humanesociety.org

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare
www.ifaw.org

International Primate Protection League
www.ippl.org/gibbon

International Union for Conservation of Nature
www.iucn.org

Jubilee Economics
www.jubilee-economics.org

Lake Champlain Basin Program
www.lcbp.org

LakeNet
www.worldlakes.org

[The] Merwin Conservancy
merwinconservancy.org

MyClimate
www.my-climate.com

[The] National Arbor Day Foundation
www.arborday.org

National Audubon Society
www.audubon.org

National Forest Foundation
www.nationalforests.org

National Geographic Society
www.nationalgeographic.com

National Park Foundation
www.nationalparks.org

National Wildlife Federation
www.nwf.org

NWF eNature
www.enature.com

NativeEnergy
www.nativeenergy.com

Natural Resources Defense Council
www.nrdc.org

[The] Nature Conservancy
www.tnc.org

North American Bear Center
www.bear.org/website

[The] Ocean Conservancy
www.oceanconservancy.org

[The] OneEarth Project
theoneearthproject.com

Pheasants Forever
pheasantsforever.org

Primarily Primates
www.primarilyprimates.org

Rainforest Alliance
www.rainforest-alliance.org

Save Our Environment
www.saveourenvironment.org

Save The Redwoods League
www.savetheredwoods.org

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
www.seashepherd.org

[The] Sierra Club
www.sierraclub.org

Student Conservation Association
www.thesca.org

Sustainable Food Choices
www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/
nutrition-and-healthy-eating/
expert-blog/sustainable-food-choices

Trees, Water & People
www.treeswaterpeople.org

Trout Unlimited
www.tu.org

Union of Concerned Scientists
www.ucsusa.org

Urban Wildlife Rescue
www.urbanwildliferescue.org

USA National Phenology Network
www.usanpn.org

Vital Ground
www.vitalground.org

Wild Ones
www.wildones.org

[The] Wilderness Society
www.wilderness.org

Wildlife Land Trust
www.hswlt.org 

William Holden Wildlife Foundation
www.whwf.org

World Animal Protection
www.worldanimalprotection.us.org

World Wildlife Fund
www.worldwildlife.org

 
       

 

     
 

Nature Related Miscellaneous

 
     
 

American Green Consulting Group, LLC
www.americangreenconsulting.com

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA food label)
animalwelfareapproved.org

Astronomers Without Borders
www.astronomerswithoutborders.org

Barry Spruce Photography
barrysprucephotography.com

Consumption by the United States
public.wsu.edu/~mreed/

Cougar Release
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct3n-yks5iw
or
www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/video-
wildlife-officer-releases-large-cougar-from-trap

Dartmoor Zoological Park (We Bought A Zoo)
www.dartmoorzoo.org

Disneynature Chimpanzee
www.disney.com/chimpanzee

Eat Local challenge
www.eatlocalchallenge.com

Fountain Prairie Inn & Farms
www.fountainprairie.com

Gardens Alive
www.gardensalive.com

Greener Gadgets
www.greenergadgets.org

Grey Owl (the writer) Archibald Stansfeld Belaney
www.biographi.ca/en/bio/
belaney_archibald_stansfeld
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Owl
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anahareo
www.nfb.ca/film/beaver_people

 

High Tide / Low Tide! Michael Marten
www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?emailid=
5732&memberid=747728#.Uxn193Qo6o8

J D Hooker slide collection (Darwin's best friend)
www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/
geologyOfBritain/archives/jdhooker/home.html

Mountain Stewards
www.mountainstewards.org

Nature (on PBS)
www.pbs.org/wnet/nature

New England Waterfalls
www.newenglandwaterfalls.com

Osprey - the ultimate fisher
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA3LtXnNIto

Paperworks Studio
paperworksstudio.com

Reflection Riding
reflectionriding.org

Solar System is a Vortex
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jHsq36_NTU

Spiders Are Not Insects
www.kidzone.ws/lw/spiders/facts01.htm

[The] Story of Stuff
www.storyofstuff.com

Sustainable America
www.sustainableamerica.org

Wild December
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSVp9GFeS4

Winter (from Dolphin Tale)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
www.seewinter.com

 
       

 

     
 

Recommendations and Requests Made By Teachers and Others

 
 

 

 

 
 

10 Ways to Use Extra Garden Vegetables
www.sustainableamerica.org/blog/
10-ways-to-use-extra-garden-vegetables

All About Oceans
www.partstap.com/earths-
water-all-about-oceans.aspx

Basic Guide to Tree Identification
www.treeremoval.com/
tree-identification/#.VLaXNHk5Co8

Black Bear Solar Institute
www.blackbearsolarinstitute.org

Botany Activities and Lesson Plans
www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/botany/activities

Dawn Saves Wildlife
www.dawnsaveswildlife.com

Dental and Skull Anatomy of
Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores
www.mainstreetsmiles.com/dental-and-skull-
anatomy-of-carnivores-herbivores-and-omnivores

Dylan Winter and the Starling Murmurations
www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UVJpQGi88

Everything
You Ever Wanted to Know About Water
safestars.org/review-water

Gardening At Home With Kids
www.homeadvisor.com/r/
gardening-at-home-with-kids

Green Degrees & Careers
Affordable Colleges Online
www.affordablecollegesonline.org/
college-resource-center/green-degrees

Guide To Composting At Home
www.improvenet.com/a/
guide-to-composting-at-home

 

Guide To Green Careers
www.learnhowtobecome.org/green-careers

Guide to Herbivores,
Omnivores, and Carnivores
www.dentistryenglewood.com/guide-to-
herbivores-ominvores-and-carnivores/

[The] Impact of Seafood
ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/take-
action/impact-of-seafood/#/marine-food-chain/

National Wildlife Federation Lesson Plans
www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/
Kids-and-Nature/Educators/Lesson-Plans.aspx

Seeds of Change
www.seedsofchange.com

Seed Savers Exchange
www.seedsavers.org

Shipping by Sea
A Look at Bodies of Water Around the World
www.sourceconsulting.com/shipping-by-sea-
a-look-at-bodies-of-water-around-the-world

Ultimate Beginners Guide To
Gardening With Kids
www.yardcaregurus.com/gardening-with-kids

Why Go Vegan
www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/why-go-vegan



 
       

 

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