Green Team



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


 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



We are unable to present our previously scheduled program about birds due to the unexpected illness of the presenter.  Instead we offer:

Mountain Valley Pipeline: Virginia’s Blue Ridge or Virginia’s Pipeline Alley?

May 12, 2017 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00

Question: What do the Sierra Club and the Giles County Board of Supervisors have in common? Answer: Both oppose the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Requiring both federal and state level approvals, MVP is currently about one year behind the original schedule. While the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the project, boards of supervisors in Giles, Craig, Montgomery, and Roanoke Counties have formally opposed it, along with dozens of landowners, environmental organizations and some elected officials. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has identified this pipeline as an “existential threat” to all national trails, threatening an ugly scar off and on for almost 100 miles in the AT viewshed and crossing the AT itself on steep, landslide-prone slopes in the middle of an earthquake zone. There is so much more to this story, so it is time to take another close look at the many details, some familiar, and some new, surrounding this monumental threat. We will get updates that feed our hope and remind us of the monumental forces at play and the daunting challenges before us.

Diana Christopulos, a long time Sierra Club member, is president of both the Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition and the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club. She has been working with many in the community on pipeline issues since 2014.






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


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

Park Partners background

  Contact Bob Egbert at 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 for info on our recycling program.


  • 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.


  • 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)


  • 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)