Glenn Memorial UMC
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Environmental Committee

Laying Sod on Good Neighbor Day
 
Use fewer plastic bags!
 
Announcements

Links and Resources

The Glenn Environmental Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:35-8:35PM in the Glenn School Building, Room 422. New members and new ideas are always welcome. For more info, contact Lydia Stewart Castle.
 


Announcements

 

Caring for Creation Conference – February 6-9

Glenn is partnering with Peachtree Road UMC to host the Caring for Creation Conference, an event that will speak to the mindfulness and need for giving the earth a sabbath – to relieve, replenish and restore.  This 3 day event will feature keynote speakers Matthew and Nancy Sleeth who will help participants build a day off into a lifestyle which will effect positive change on the earth and in ourselves.  In addition to special speakers and panelists, there will be workshops on beekeeping, composting and gardening, a beltline tour, services and more! Matthew Sleeth will also be preaching at the 8:30 and 11:00 services at Glenn Memorial on February 9. Register at http://www.prumc.org/programs/creation-care/.

 
North Georgia Conference Creation Care Website

An international grassroots Caretakers of God's Creation group of United Methodist churches has started, and their website is at: www.umccreationcare.org
 
For sustainability events at Emory, click here!
 
We are composting now! If you have a Glenn event coming up, please contact us so that we can send you step-by-step directions so you may compost at your Glenn event.

We had a professional energy audit in 2011, thanks to Georgia Interfaith Power and Light's Powerwise program, and we were successful in getting a matching Powerwise grant for $14,480 to better insulate the Church School Building. Find out more about the GIPL energy audits and Glenn's specifically at the video here.
 
 
Check out this simple yet eloquent video created by Jim Gibson - "350...for the Least of These."
 
 
City of Decatur Library "Green Living" Series, please contact 404.370.8450 or use http://www.dekalblibrary.org/newsflashes/year-long-program-series-will-focus-on-green-living.html
 
Emory Farmer's Market - Tuesdays 2-5 pm at the Cox Hall Bridge. Buy and support local, organic and sustainably produced fruits, vegetables, and more! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EmoryFarmersMarket
 
Electronics Recycling Event - Every second Saturday of the month from 10am-3pm in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at the former Walden Middle School.
320 Irwin St., Atlanta, GA 30312 (this replaces the former Grady HS drop-off.) For more details and details on a regular 1st Saturday in Buckhead, see: www.keepatlantabeautiful.org/?page_id=77.
 

Recycling to Benefit the Boy Scouts - A new green and red recycling bin for newspapers, magazines, etc. has been placed in the YAAB parking lot. This is not for trash but for newspapers, etc. If you have questions please call the church office at 404-634-3936. 

We now have Kill-A-Watts! You can borrow them from the Glenn Library and see how much electricity your appliances use, sometimes even when they are "off." These are helpful in calculating your carbon footprint.
Click here to download the Kill A Watt consumption sheet.

Check it out! We have dramatically increased the Caring for Creation resources in the Glenn Library with Kill-A-Watt devices and books on green home improvement, harvesting your own renewable energy, gardening, climate change, the environmental impact of food, green business practices, and more. Check out the Caring for Creation/Environmental Section in the back right corner of the library. Don't miss the additional resources in the media section, including DVD copies of "An Inconvenient Truth", "Renewal", "Story of Stuff", and "Kilowatt Ours" for the education and viewing enjoyment of Glenn members.
 
Keeping It Wild Free Guided Nature Hikes (RSVP for any: 404-872-9453 ext. 13, or keeping_it_wild@tws.org)

Each Saturday morning and other weekday mornings, the Audubon Society offers free birdwatching walks.

For more information about upcoming nature outings, check schedules at these web sites: Atlanta Audubon Society, Georgia State Parks, Georgia Botanical Society, Georgia ForestWatch, Georgia Sierra Club, and the Wilderness Society's Keeping It Wild.

Other announcements can be found at the Georgia Interfaith Power and Light web site


Links & Resources


Environmental Links:

Environmental Justice:

Water Conservation Tips:
 
Commuting Tips:

Energy Conservation Tips:

  • Get your power from Georgia Power? Have an energy audit done to save energy and money on your power bill by calling 1-800-524-2421 or filling out a request online.
  • Use a Kill-A-Watt! You can borrow them from the Glenn Library and see how much electricity your appliances use, sometimes even when they are "off." These are helpful in calculating your carbon footprint.
  • Borrow "Kilowatt Ours" from the Glenn Library for more tips and the moving reasons why we should all reduce our power use.
     
Reducing Tips:
       The best thing you can do for the environment is use less.

Reusing Tips:

Recycling Tips:

Organic and Local Food:

Carbon Offsets:
Partnership with Emory University: