Green Sanctuary Team
Green Sanctuary Team
Meets: 2nd Sundays, 11am
Status: open to church members & friends
Chairs: Ann Drover, Kurt Heinz
The Green Sanctuary Team serves as a resource for UUSG as it continues its commitment to being a green presence.
Through their bulletin board, "Green Corner," and through projects and events, they provide strategies for greening people’s everyday decisions.
Over the years, they have sold compact fluorescent light bulbs, reusable shopping bags, native plants, rain barrels and more, putting tools in the congregation’s hands for living more lightly in the world we all share.
Green Sanctuary Team Members: Sandy Bottoms, Kathy Cornell, Nancy Goodfellow, Bill Koehl, Llona Steele
April - May 2016
April’s Earth Month at UUSG with the Green Sanctuary Team at the helm of eco-activities sped quickly by – a whirlwind of green-oriented weeks that hopefully made us all think more about the world around us – our world – and some of its vulnerabilities.
From Tom Neilson’s songs about the world’s eco-justice problems to a GST-hosted Social Hour, the Environmental Story grew more specific with real life examples during "For All Ages" at the 11:15am worship service. It was about scarce, life-essential clean water and girls in undeveloped countries.
In the last half of Earth Month, the green Friday Flick titled, “DamNation” showed concerns about now-useless dams, built previously all over the country, being removed for the health of the rivers. It included information about removals with spectacular coverage of huge dams and their destruction. The Fox River Ecosystems Partnership (FREP) was a sponsor of the film, and Jeff Mingler of FREP led a lively discussion afterward. Funds received during Earth Month were directed to FREP.
Next there was a Green Sanctuary Team “All Discount Sale,” featuring bird books, reusable gift bags to replace gift paper, Equal Exchange products, and Kleen Kanteen products. Our prize sale was the purchase of one of our 2 rain barrels, kindly provided by The Conservation Foundation for our eco-sales.
You’ve been asking, so please stay tuned for the date when our Native Plant Sale will take place. We are expecting the plants to be ready to sell by about May 22, but we’ll be sure everyone is informed as soon as we find out.
Earth Month proved rewarding for our Green Sanctuary Team, and we hope for all UUSG members!