Category: “Go Green” Tips & Resources

Tips and resources provided by our Green Team.  Learn more and do more to reduce your carbon footprint!

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Tip #10: Plant Trees and Reduce Deforestation!

In 2022, the world lost over 14 football fields of primary forest every minute (Global Forest Watch 2023). Image credit: Aspiration

Planting trees is one way to support reforestation, but you can also help reduce deforestation through choices that you make in your daily life. Not … read more.

Tip #9: Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Calculate your personal carbon footprint and learn ways to help reduce it. Green Team member Carla Pena is offering workshops after the Sunday service once per month as needed to help you with this.  She also plans to provide a workshop for this at the Wyalusing … read more.

Tip #8: BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bags)

Bring your own bags for shopping. Try to avoid plastic bags as much as possible. Any bag has an impact on the environment just from the manufacturing of it, but pollution from plastic bags tends to cause a lot more problems. Consider keeping a bag, … read more.

Tip #7: Learn to Live with Less Stuff

Learn to get along with less stuff! The Story of Stuff webpage has lots of animated shorts and documentaries that help explain the environmental significance of all that stuff. A great place to start is this animated film introducing “The Story of Stuff” which “exposes … read more.

Tip #6: Get Involved!

Get involved with a climate action and/or environmentally focused group! To learn more about how you can have a real impact on the future of climate justice, and why it’s important to get involved with local groups, check out the recording of Tom Schlesinger’s presentation … read more.

Tip #5: The Six Rs!

Everyone should keep these “6 Rs” in mind:

Rethink what you need, Reduce what you get, Reuse, Repurpose, or Repair what you can, and Recycle what’s left if possible, but do not put stuff in the recycling container that is not supposed to be in … read more.

Tip #4: Reduce Junk Mail

Reduce the amount of junk mail that you receive.  Learn about three ways that you can use to stop junk mail in Climate Advice Columnist Michael J. Coren’s article The Washington Post (Click Here for Link). The first part of the article covers the … read more.

Tip #1: Use Green Cleaning Products!

Part of our Green Sanctuary project in 2013 involved bringing attention to the environmental impact of cleaning products used by the Fellowship and by individuals at home. The Green Sanctuary Committee at that time reviewed cleaning supply selection, with four criteria in mind: 1) the … read more.