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In honor of Earth Day this week Nancy Sleeth will be guest hosting the show. She’s invited a few of her friends to talk about creation care and easy ways to go green. So join Nancy and her guests, Tracey Bianchi and Craig Goodwin, as they share their tips and experiences about going green and staying local.

More about Nancy: Nancy Sleeth is the author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life (Tyndale 2012) and Go Green, Save Green:  A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and God’s Green Earth (Tyndale 2010). Recognized by Newsweek and Christianity Today as one of the “50 Evangelical Women to Watch,” Nancy is the co-founder of Blessed Earth, a Christian environmental nonprofit. Nancy and her husband Matthew have been married for more than three decades and live near their grown children in Lexington, KY. Find out more here: http://www.blessedearth.org.

More about Tracey: (Reverend) Tracey Bianchi is an ordained, ministry leader and freelance writer who makes her home in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Joel, their three young children. Tracey serves as the Pastor for Women and Worship at Christ Church of Oak Brook, a congregation with a weekly worship attendance of 2500+ located in the suburbs of Chicago where she has worked for 15 years. She earned her Master of Divinity Degree from Denver Seminary and a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Her musings have appeared in places like MOPS International, Sojourners, Moody Radio, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Today’s Christian Woman, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Leadership Journal, Gifted for Leadership and more. She was named one of Christianity Today’s “50 Women to Watch: Those Most Shaping the Church and Culture” in 2012. Her first book Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet (Zondervan) was released in 2010. Her most recent project is the theme book for the 2012 MOPS International Year. Mom Connection: Creating Vibrant Relationships in the Midst of Motherhood (Baker/Revell). Tracey also serves as a board member with the Evangelical Environmental Network as well a member of the Synergy National Advisory Team. Find out more here: http://traceybianchi.com.

More about Craig: Craig is a Presbyterian Pastor in Spokane, WA, not too far from Seattle where he grew up and went to college. He and his wife Nancy have two daughters, ages 11 and 13 years old, eight chickens, and one rabbit. In 2008 their family spent a year buying only items that were local, used, homegrown, or homemade which led a blog and book titled “Year of Plenty,” that explores the intersections of Christian faith, consumption, and sustainability. Along with pastoring Craig manages a farmers’ market in his church’s parking lot and serves on the boards of Second Harvest Inland Northwest and Plant With Purpose. He has a Dr. Ministry from Fuller Seminary. Find out more here: http://www.yearofplenty.org

Nancy, Tracey and Craig are giving away a copy of their books (Almost Amish, Mom Connection and Year of Plenty). Leave a comment HERE (or email ckrumm@litfusegroup.com if you experience trouble with the comment box). Winners will be notified next week via email.

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