The Green Group logo is a circle representing the earth with a stylized leaf under which are the words from Revelations 22 v. 2 “the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” In the quote, Saint John the Divine is referring to his vision of a new earth where the water of life flowing from the throne of God irrigates the tree of life whose leaves will bring healing to the nations. As we look towards the coming of the kingdom of God on earth we realize how nature is a vital part of the healing of our life on earth. In fact our lives are sustained because nature supports them. John’s vision of the tree of life recalls to us the tree of life in the garden of Eden. In Eden God’s original plan was, in the words of Biblical scholar Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat, “to hang out in a forest by a river with some bugs, birds, fish and animals and a couple of naked vegetarians.”
The purpose of the logo is to remind us of our obligation to follow God in God’s care for creation. We are to live gently on and in harmony with the earth. The garden, the creation of God spoken of in Genesis is the same earth garden that Saint John envisioned in Revelation. So it is our calling at this time and always to protect and care for God’s creation until the Kingdom is fully realized and the nations are healed. The leaf on the Green Group logo is a reminder of our calling.