The Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) in its 58th executive committee mid-term meeting resolved to observe the first Sunday of June every year as ‘Environment/Green Sunday’. According to PBCA, the resolution has been organized in the backdrop of the depressing brunt warped through relentless slashing down of forest/trees and unpitying extinction of wild life from the face of the earth generating climate change and global warming.
In this regard, the Phom Churches resolved to observe first Sunday of June every year as Green Sunday where sermon outlines coupled to the issue will be prepared and preached in all the Phom Churches.
Meanwhile, every year during the first week of June, all the Churches will be engaged in planting varieties of trees in support of the campaign. To start with, on June 23, five mango trees were distributed to all the Phom Churches which will be planted around the Church premises. Earlier during its 2008 central council, the Phom Baptist Christian Association resolved to outline its sermons addressing the issue from its pulpit, not to use “wild meats” during Church programs and functions, and discourage offering of wild animals during its thanksgiving services. PBCA and its Churches will design Sunday school materials aligning to climate change and create awareness on eco-biological friendly actions in the family, schools and Churches, stated the association and added it would support Phom Community Conservation Area (PHOMCCA) and Eastern Nagaland Conservation Area Network (ENCAN) as it addresses the conservation and preservation of the eco-bio alarm and other related themes on climate change global warming.