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 calendar:  

January 19th:  Climate & Clean Energy Rally on our street corner at Grandin & Brandon from 12:30 to 1:30.  All who wish to take action to deal with our Climate Crisis are welcome.

February 14th:  Earth Friendly Friday, 6:30 to 8:30.  (information below)

Other environmental news & events:

From the Virginia Conservation Network the 2020 Environmental  Briefing Book:  

Our Common Agenda

Just a thought:

paris cafe

6 zero-waste lessons from Paris

UUCR is a member of the Virginia Conservation Network. Please visit VCN at




Feb.14, 2020 – Social time 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program 7:00

While the General Assembly is in session it is the perfect time for the Virginia Conservation Network to share details of legislative challenges and goals, give status of initiatives in play, and for us to learn how we can help. Founded as the Conservation Council of Virginia in 1969, VCN began as a roundtable of major conservation groups and has grown to include over 125 Network Partners across the Commonwealth. VCN is committed to building a powerful, diverse, and highly coordinated conservation movement focused on protecting our Commonwealth’s natural resources. The threats to our air, water, forests, farmlands and climate stability have never been greater.  The Roanoke Group of the Sierra Club and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke are members of the Virginia Conservation Network.



Green Team recycling contacts:

Lorraine Fleck: 

Mary Harshfield:

We need your help! The Recycling Team asks that you look carefully at the items being placed into our bins. You may not be aware that Roanoke City no longer accepts #3 -#7 plastics. We are only collecting a #1 or #2. If there is any other number or there is no imprint, please do not recycle it. If you’re in doubt about whether to recycle an item it is probably best to put it into the trash bin.

Other items that are recyclable include: aluminum beverage cans, steel cans, and tin cans, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard boxes, and pizza box lids (with no food scraps or grease).

Our Recycling Team assigns somebody to sort through the bins each Sunday and bring the recyclables out to the big blue bin. They often find plastic bags, aluminum foil, food, or other plastic or metal objects which Roanoke City does not recycle. For your own information, it is nice to know that you can take metal items to Gerdau Metals Recycling (off of Wonju Street) or clean plastic grocery bags to the grocery store. We love our volunteers and would love to work with you! 

Green Team contact:

Bob Egbert:

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