Ocracoke Conservation Initiative

Ocracoke Conservation Initiative

The Ocracoke Conservation Iniative is the creation of an EarthKeeper's project that Pastor Logan Jackson developed to help the island be more Eco-friendly and Eco- conscious. The goal of this project is to educate and encourage the church and Ocracoke community of ways they can begin or continue to care for creation.

Shredded Paper

- Reducing Waste -

OUMC shreds our paper bulletins to be used in gardens, composts, or for craft projects. If you'd like a bag for your project, let us know and we'll have one for you at the church!


In order for this project to be successful, we need to make sure we "VEER" in the right direction. That means that we must do the following:

  • Venerate: We must have respect for creation and the natural world. That means that we cannot treat the natural world around us without respect and we must do what we can to leave the world the same, if not better off, than how we found it.

  • Educate: In our culture today, there are many people who do not even know how to care for creation or where to start. We want to make sure that people are provided necessary resources to learn and become educated on how they can make impacts on creation around them in easy and small ways that can make a BIG difference later on.

  • Encourage: Education and respect will only get this effort so far. People have to actually go out and DO SOMETHING. They have to pick up trash, recycle, or change their lifestyle in some way. We want to be an encouragement to the community and not force it to make changes. This kind of project needs the participants to want to be involved and not feelign like they have to.

  • Reduce: Like anything in the world today, we use too many resources. Whether it is paper, plastics, glass, or something else, we use and then discard things way too often and easily. One of the biggest impacts we can do to care for creation is to REDUCE the amount of waste we produce in the world. It could be as easy as sorting your own recycling to beginning to use reusable utencils or straws to cut down on single use plastics.