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CVA Blog
Monday, February 14, 2011

Environmental Stewardship

1. Global Warming and Meat-Based Diets

2. Famous Quote – Leo Tolstoy

3. Animal Agriculture Pollutes Chesapeake Bay

4. Bible verse – 2 Thessalonians 1:3

5. United Egg Producers’ New Vision

6. This Week’s Video – CVA 1 Minute Ad


1. Global Warming and Meat-Based Diets

This excellent article deals with the devastating effects of global warming and the increasing demand for meat-based foods. This in turn, could result in climate change, water scarcity and population displacement among others issues. To read the full article please visit 

Modern agriculture contributes greatly to global warming. Some studies show this number to be 50%. Unless humanity decides to make changes soon, future generations will face many hardships due to are carelessness and irresponsibility. Being good stewards of God’s Creation should lead us to transition to a plant-based diet in order to help reduce global warming gases.

2. Famous Quote

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

~ Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) Russian Novelist, Poet, Ethicist

3. Animal Agriculture Pollutes Chesapeake Bay

Animal agriculture is polluting and destroying aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay. The many nutrients brought into the Chesapeake drainage in the form of grain to feed cattle, pigs and poultry in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia are finding their way back into the bay. Farmed animals only convert about a quarter of the nutrients in the grain into meat, milk and eggs, and the remainder is left in their manure in the form of nitrogen and phosphorous. These elements fuel explosive blooms of algae that prevent sunlight from reaching the bay's bottom and absorb virtually all oxygen available in the water. To read the full article please search online for For the Bay: Chesapeake nutrient imbalance must be addressed

Animal agriculture is taking a heavy toll on God’s Creation. The environmental devastation humanity is causing for profit and taste is causing misery throughout the Earth. While most humans continue to ignore the plight of God’s animals, the planet is showing clear signs of trouble, that unless a change of heart and consciousness is evident through actions, it might be too late for the generations to come.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) 2 Thessalonians 1:3

We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

As our faith increases and we grow spiritually, also the love we have for one another increases. In turn, we reflect God's love for all beings in abundance and we actively participate in the reconciliation of Creation.

5. United Egg Producers’ New Vision

United Egg Producers (UEP) has developed and released their new "U.S. Egg Industry Sustainability Vision" that, among other things, is looking into advancing industry and producer social responsibilities. According to the UEP, feeding a growing world with nutritious, safe and affordable food is "a critical responsibility" for U.S. egg producers. UEP plans to build this new goal on the premises of environmental stewardship. To read the article please search online for Egg producers release vision

The UEP is an unethical organization that, while claiming to care for animal welfare, environmental stewardship and human health, causes unimaginable suffering to egg-laying hens and their chicks. Debeaking, disposing of male chicks, intense confinement, abuse by workers, forced molting, transportation without food or water under any weather and painful slaughter, are some of the “procedures” used by this industry that chickens undergo. Moreover, eggs are high in cholesterol, a fact that doesn't make them a healthy option in a country that is plagued by heart disease. The egg industry also abuses the use of antibiotics, which contribute to bacterial resistance. Environmentally speaking, the egg industry uses enormous amounts of resources (water, grain and fossil fuels) that could be used for better purposes. It also contributes to water, soil and air pollution. While the UEP tries to put a front to cover the extensive damage it's causing to God's Creation, Christians should see through it and make a choice based on true stewardship of God's Creation.  

6. This Week’s Video – CVA 1 Minute Ad

Watch this very informative short video that clearly and concisely explains from a Biblical perspective why plant-based diets represent good stewardship of all of God’s Creation: humans, animals and the environment.

Please visit  and share with friends and family.

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