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:  

November 24th:  Climate & Clean Energy Rally on the church’s street corner at Grandin R. and Brandon Ave. 12:30 to 1:30.  Come out and stand for the climate.  Hold a sign.  Remind your neighbors how serious our climate crisis is.  You don’t have to be a church member to join in.

Other environmental new & events:

From the Virginia Conservation Network the 2020 Environmental  Briefing Book:  

Our Common Agenda

Just a thought:

Humans need Nature.  Nature doesn’t need us.

UUCR is a member of the Virginia Conservation Network. Please visit VCN at http://www.vcnva.org/

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OUR NEXT EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY PROGRAM:

The ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Nov. 8, 2019 – Social time 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program 7:00

            Rupert Cutler, a former President of Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C., will provide an overview of the federal Endangered Species Act—its origins, importance, implementation history, and current efforts to “pull its teeth.”  He will discuss its importance in connection with efforts to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Dr. Cutler is a native of Detroit, with an undergraduate degree in wildlife management from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree and doctorate from Michigan State. His contributions include:

Editor of Virginia Wildlife, magazine of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; managing editor of the National Wildlife Federation’s magazine, National Wildlife; assistant executive director of the Wilderness Society; senior vice president of the National Audubon Society; executive director of Population-Environment Balance, and president (CEO) of the Defenders of Wildlife. Locally, Rupert served on Roanoke City Council from 2002 to 2010 and was the founding executive director of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.

Rupert thoroughly enjoys living in downtown Roanoke.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

UUCR RECYCLES

Green Team recycling contacts:

Lorraine Fleck:  flecklk@gmail.com 

Mary Harshfield:  mary.harsh803@gmail.com

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:  canyonlake76@gmail.com

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