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”.

Climate & Clean Energy Rally 5/26/19

Green Team calendar:

June 30th:  Climate & Clean Energy Rally  12:30 to 1:30 at the church on the corner of Grandin Rd. & Brandon Ave.

July 12th:  Earth Friendly Friday (information below)

July 27th, 7 p.m. at the church: “Paris to Pittsburgh:  The climate for change is now.”  https://www.paristopittsburgh.com/

(A movie from National Geographic)

Other environmental new & events:

Floyd Energy Fest, July 13th  https://sustainfloyd.org/event/save-the-date-3rd-annual-floyd-energy-fest/

Just a thought:

To say that you are concerned about our climate crisis is not enough.  In fact, it’s nothing.  You must do something.  And, the most effective thing you can do is make it clear to your elected leaders that you will do everything in your power to remove them from office if they do nothing.  Bob

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

WE’RE ALSO ON FACEBOOK AT:  https://www.facebook.com/Green-Team-of-Unitarian-Universalist-Church-of-Roanoke


OUR NEXT EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY PROGRAM:

FRIENDS of the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

July 12, 2019 – Social time 6:30 (snacks welcome), Program 7:00

(NO JUNE PROGRAM)

Stephanie McCullough and staff of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway will discuss how nonprofit partnerships with public lands work to everyone’s benefit. Friends staff will highlight their organization’s unique blend of members and volunteers and how they help along the entire parkway. Come learn more about the Blue Ridge Parkway, its Friends, and the many ways to get involved.

Stephanie is an Education Technician with the Blue Ridge Parkway. She has worked for the National Park Service for nine years in eight different parks, including Zion, Olympic, Glacier, Glacier Bay and several other National Parks. Stephanie grew up in Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC, and the Blue Ridge Mountains have always held a special place in her heart. Stephanie is finishing up a Master’s in Environmental Education and is proud to be connecting children and adults to the natural world.

 contact Bob Egbert at canyonlake76@gmail.com for more info.

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