Green Team

 

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 You may not be able to change the whole world but you can change the place you live.

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 Putting the 7th Unitarian Universalist principle into action in our church and our community: “We Affirm and Promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”.

(Green Team contact:  Bob Egbert canyonlake76@gmail.com)

 

OUR NEXT EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY PROGRAM

BICYCLING IN DENMARK

with Side Trips to Stockholm and Iceland

April 14, 2017 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00

Join Bill and Ann Hackworth on their bicycle trip last fall through Denmark, with side trips to Stockholm and Iceland. Learn about the energy and conservation efforts in those countries. Being avid bikers and hikers, they are often seen on our local greenways and trails. Both are enjoying retirement and are out traveling as much as they can (while they can!). They have just returned from a month in Australia.

Ann graduated from Hollins with a MALS degree. She retired in 2014 from the Roanoke Times, last serving as layout manager. Bill graduated from Ohio State and has an MPA and law degree from the University of Virginia. Working as a civil rights attorney, then 34 years as an attorney for local government, he retired in 2011 as City Attorney of Roanoke. Bill has served as chair of Virginia Western’s college board, president of the Virginia Local Government Attorney’s Association, and as a board member of the Historical Society of Western Virginia, Western Virginia Land Trust, and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

CLIMATE & CLEAN ENERGY RALLIES

We gather outside at our street corner one Sunday each month to show our support for climate protection and clean, renewable energy. 

 

Climate Rally on February 12, 2017

Explore Park Work

Our clean-up on 11/12/2016

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The next clean-up will be in the Spring.  Date to be announced.

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  Contact Bob Egbert at canyonlake76@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping or have questions about Explore Park.

 Church Recycling & Composting

The Green Team recycles and composts food scraps and other organic waste.  Contact Lorraine Fleck at flecklk@gmail.com for info on our recycling program.

Recycle:

  • Mail, newspaper, magazines, phone books, non-confidential office paper
  • Shredded paper (not loose; put in a paper bag)
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Cardboard milk, juice, and other beverage cartons (rinsed, with or without plastic spout)
  • Cereal, pasta, tissue boxes
  • Paper plates and napkins (no food residue)
  • Paper cups (rinsed)
  • Pizza boxes (remove any greasy parts)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Brown paper bags
  • Paperback books, hardcover books with covers removed
  • Aluminum and thin metal cans (rinsed)
  • All plastic labelled #1-7 (remove lids, empty container and rinse if needed)
  • Plastic tableware (no food residue)
  • Non-styrofoam take-out containers (no food residue)
  • Glass (all colors, clean, no mirror or window glass)
  • Plastic grocery bags (put in bag provided for this purpose, NOT in recycle bins)

Note:   Remove all visible food waste from containers.

Trash:

  • Food waste (compost if possible)
  • Wax paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum pie/cake tins
  • Styrofoam
  • Packing material (UPS Store will recycle)
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirror glass, window glass
  • Cords, hoses, wires
  • Hazardous materials
  • Ceramic mugs (broken)
  • China plates (broken)

Compost:

  • Vegetable matter, including fruits, vegetables, grains, sweets
  • Coffee grounds and paper filters
  • Prepared foods (if no meat or dairy)

Do Not Compost:

  • Animal products
  • Oily foods (buttery, oily, cheesy, etc.)
  • Citrus peels (these take too long to break down with our compost system)