UUCR 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”.

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.   Albert Einstein

 

Our next EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY PROGRAM:

TEAM Off the Grid,

  The 2017 National KidWind Champions 

Nov. 10, 2017 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00

KidWind team, Off the Grid, from Botetourt County, earned 1st place and the Judges’ Award in the high school division at the SW VA Regional KidWind Challenge in the spring of 2017. As a result, the team was invited to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Convention and National KidWind Challenge in Anaheim, CA, to compete with teams from all over the United States.

When teams participate, they discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology through an engineering design process. Fifty-six teams competed at the national level, and team Off the Grid earned first place in the high school division to become the country’s KidWind champions.

Beginning in November 2016, this team of five met weekly to learn more about renewable energy, and to design and engineer a small-scale wind turbine model. Their prototype ultimately set new records for energy production at all levels of the KidWind competition.

 

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

We gather outside at our street corner one Sunday each month to show our support for climate protection and clean, renewable energy.  Our next rally will be on November 5th from 12:30 to 1:30.

Explore Park VOLUNTEER Work

Contact Bob Egbert at canyonlake76@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping or have questions about Explore Park.

UUCR RECYCLES

Green Team recycling contact:  Lorraine Fleck

flecklk@gmail.com