Glenn Memorial UMC
Monday, May 20, 2013
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Caring Tips from the Environmental Committee
The Environmental Committee is providing a sustainable, healthy meal at Wednesday Night Supper on October 24, 2012. Members of the Alliance to Improve Emory Village will present the main stage program for the evening in the CSB, Room 422. The program will focus on updates on the Emory Village Roundabout Park as it nears completion.
In April with the support and approval of the Glenn UMC trustees, Glenn was able to give $2500 to the park effort through the combined Vision Fund, Environmental Committee budget, and Trustees funds. Glenn UMC will have their name on a plaque in the park for our generosity and neighborly gift.
Did you know that the average number of plastic bags consumed every minute around the world is roughly 1 MILLION per MINUTE? Of that number, only 1 percent will actually be recycled, while the rest will either end up in landfills or worse, out in nature or in the ocean. What can you do? Keep cloth/fiber bags in your car so there's no forgetting them when shopping!(Source: www.care2.org)
Did you know that PARABENS, a common element in shampoos, soaps, lotions, etc. have a possible link to breast cancer? Choose hair and skin care products that are labeled PARABEN-FREE....there are several inexpensive options to choose from at everyday grocery, drug, and retail stores. (Source: Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life, by Ed Begley, Jr....available in the Glenn Library!)
What's fresh in the garden this week? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a win-win situation where you support local farmers and they provide you with fresh organic produce. There are many CSAs in Atlanta and the time to subscribe for the season is now. Two with close drop-off points near Glenn are TaylOrganic Farm and Farmers Fresh CSAs. Check the Glenn Environmental Committee web page for more CSAs. Learn about the benefits of local, organic food by reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, available in Glenn Library.