Through education, awareness, and activism, the Environmental Committee reminds Glenn of the importance of being responsible stewards of God’s creation.
Glenn has implemented effective recycling and composting initiatives as well as a “no idling” policy for our school car-pool lane. We work closely with Georgia Interfaith Power and Light and other local groups to make our facilities more environmentally friendly. Seasonally, the committee hosts environmental speakers, volunteers in the International Rescue Committee’s community garden, and serves organic, nutritious meals at Wednesday Nights at Glenn.
To learn more about how the Environmental Committee guides its actions, read the United Methodist Social Principles and the UMC Bishops' letter "God's Renewed Creation: A Call to Hope and Action."
The Glenn Environmental Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:35 - 8:35 p.m. in room 208 of the Church School Building. All are welcome.
For more information about Glenn’s Environmental initiatives, contact Environmental Chair Lydia Stewart Castle.
Caring for Creation Conference, April 24-25
This year's national Environmental Justice Caring for Creation conference, "Environmental Resurrection: Let Justice Flow Down Like Waters," will be held at Decatur First UMC with Glenn's Environmental Committee co-hosting. Glenn members are encouraged to register for and attend the conference. The youth conference on Saturday is free to youth. Conference keynote speaker, Michele Roberts, will preach at Glenn on Sunday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. worship. Michele is the National Coordinator of the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance.
Host Homes Needed! Families are needed to host some of the speakers and guests. No cooking required and transportation can be arranged if necessary. If you can offer a room for 3 nights, contact Michael Black.
Georgia Interfaith Power and Light
United Methodist Church Stance on Economic and Environmental Justice
The Story of Stuff
Emory Farmers Market
Local Organic Farmer's Markets and CSA's
Farms and Distributors in Georgia (Georgia Organics)
Places to shop for Organic Foods in Georgia
Friends of the Emory Forest
Emory Office of Sustainability