“WALBICUS” to Worship Weekend

Weekend, October 29-31, 2010

People of faith will leave cars at home and walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus to worship Oct. 29-31 during the second “WALBICUS to Worship” weekend in the Indianapolis area.

What is WALBICUS? It means WALking, BIking, Carpooling or taking the bUS instead of driving alone in a car.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if Americans left their cars at home just two days a week each person could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year.

The event is sponsored by Indianapolis Green Congregations, an interfaith network that supports the formation of Earth-care ministries in Central Indiana faith communities.

Congregations of every faith are encouraged to ask their members to find ways to use less fuel during their travel to worship services, whether by walking, biking, carpooling, or taking a bus. This event not only helps reduce consumption of gas and oil; it also unifies people of faith toward the common goal of caring for creation.

Information and support materials for congregations who want to participate in WALBICUS to Worship can be found at www.ikecoalition.org/Green_Sanctuary/Green_Sanctuary.htm.

For more information, contact Jodi Perras at 317-677-4760 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sign up today! If your congregation plans to participate, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Source:   Indianapolis Green Congregations