close up of burger and fries

Elevation

Elevation Burger

Story

Wanting to create a healthier version of the All-American meal of burgers and fries, Hans Hess founded Elevation Burger in 2005.

Beyond health-conscious decisions in food preparation, Elevation Burger is dedicated to creation care and sustainable practices in development and production, using grass-fed beef, free range chicken, eco-friendly building materials, and Forest Steward Council (FSC) paper products.

cows in pasture

Guided Reflection

Reflecting on the Story

  • Hans’ beliefs about environmental responsibility and its integral relationship with human well-being are far broader than many Christians’ views of dominion over creation. How do you view and biblically ground a Christian’s responsibilities toward creation?
  • To what extent is it a business’s responsibility to be concerned about the health implications of its products or services?

Connecting to your Work

  • Is the environment solely the responsibility of business? What roles do governments and consumers need to play?
  • What changes can your business make to enact better care for creation?

Personal Application

  • You might watch this video and appreciate that Hans is trying to make hamburgers healthier for people and the environment, but think “they are still hamburgers.” How healthy is a “healthy burger”? Is it important to make bad things less bad? Or should Christians work toward even more restorative diets?

Heavenly father, thank you for the vision you have given to Hans Hess to make hamburgers in a more healthy and sustainable way. Thank you for the environment you have given us. May we find ways to steward it well in advance of the future day when we all sit down together at the marriage supper of the Lamb. May my actions benefit the environment around me. Amen.