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”.

Environmental protection is people protection.

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


OUR NEXT EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY PROGRAM:

 

CANADA to MEXICO by BIKE

Jan. 11, 2019 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00

Hunter Bell, Matt Bentley, and Alex Bentley will share as much as you care to know about their 2,850-mile bicycle ride from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border at Antelope Wells, NM. They followed the longest mountain bike touring route in the world known as the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), which sticks closely to the geographic continental divide of the

  1. Come enjoy stories and photographs, check out maps, and ask questions!

Alex Bentley, 24, is a biologist living here in the valley, but will be relocating to Ecuador soon. His specialty is herpetology, with a focus on snakes. At the moment, Alex is teaching science and elective courses at Community School – located near Hollins College in Roanoke.

Matt Bentley, 22, loves all things involving outdoor recreation. He lives in the Roanoke Valley and works at The River Rock (indoor rock climbing facility) and with the Roanoke City Parks and Recreation after-school “P.L.A.Y.” program.

Hunter Bell is a 22-year-old artist living in the Roanoke Valley. When he’s not drawing/painting/sculpting, Hunter enjoys learning instruments, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and all things outdoors.

This program is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke and the Roanoke Group of the Sierra Club. Programs are held on the second Friday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2015 Grandin Road SW, in Roanoke at the intersection with Brandon Avenue. Snacks for the social time before & after the presentation are welcome but not required. For more information contact Dan Crawford at dbcrawford@cox.net  or 540-343-5080 or visit the Sierra Club website at  http://sites.google.com/site/roanokesierra/  Also, please visit the UUCR Green Team website at: http://uuroanoke.org/outreach-justice/green-team/

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

CLIMATE & CLEAN ENERGY RALLIES

Held at the corner of Brandon & Grandin in Roanoke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions? E-mail Bob Egbert at

canyonlake76@gmail.com

UUCR RECYCLES

Green Team recycling contact:  Lorraine Fleck; flecklk@gmail.com

Green Team organizer & contact:  Bob Egbert canyonlake76@gmail.com

We need your help! Now that we have clearly marked recycling bins in the kitchen all over the church, we are set-up better than ever to recycle. 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.If you’re in doubt about whether to recycle an item, and there is no one around to ask, it is probably best to put it into the trash bin.

We are only collecting a #1 or #2, it’s recyclable. If there is any other number or there is no imprint, please do not recycle it. 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!