Green Team

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”.

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

  

There can be little doubt that Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II had a transformative impact on the debate around plastics in the UK. But, while popular, I’m not sure this ‘national treasure’ has the same clout abroad.

We’re going to need other icons to step up and speak out.

Luckily, National Geographic is doing just that with the launch of its Plastic or Planet initiative. Featuring a long-term, multi-year commitment from the media group, and comprising of educational campaigns, a consumer pledgeresearch initiatives, as well as a corporate commitment to audit and then reduce single-use plastic dependency within the organization, it really does look like more than your average corporate responsibility initiative.

Read more at:  https://www.treehugger.com/plastic/national-geographic-launches-long-term-campaign-plastics.html

Citizen’s Climate Lobby


Our next EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY PROGRAM:

PIPELINE OPPOSITION UPDATE

June 8, 2016 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00

Back when deciding on the program for June 8, I couldn’t predict what we might be facing then, and still can’t. We might be celebrating victory, but, more likely, the bubbly will still be on ice, and we will be working on many fronts to halt the natural gas monsters. This seems the perfect time to have Kirk Bowers, the Pipelines Program Coordinator for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, come and provide updates, advice, answers to questions, and details that will heighten our resolve and strengthen our efforts.

Kirk, a graduate of North Cross School with a Virginia Tech degree in civil engineering, was a Licensed Professional Engineer for over 35 years. A Vietnam era veteran, he serves as Conservation Chair of the Sierra Club Piedmont Group; steering committee member of the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition; voting member, Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance; Board of Directors, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, and District Chair, Rivanna Democrats.

Coming up: July 13, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, working to reduce carbon pollution

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:  Bob Egbert at canyonlake76@gmail.com

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

CLIMATE & CLEAN ENERGY RALLIES

held on our street corner at grandin rd. & brandon ave.

Our next rally will be held on June 10th from 12:30 to 1:30.

Have questions?  E-mail Bob Egbert at canyonlake76@gmail.com

EARTH DAY 2018

UUCR RECYCLES

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

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