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."
And watch this video produced by Glenn members on our recycling initiatives!
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 Lynn Speno.
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
Costa Rica Trip Lunch and Learn
Sunday, September 11, 12noon, Ward Hall
Plans are underway to finalize our long-awaited journey to the EcoLodge in Costa Rica in April 2017. If you are interested in any capacity, join us to learn about the lodge and to hear Rev. Alice talk about her experiences there. RSVP for the lunch with Lynn Speno.
Trip to UGA's EcoLodge in Costa Rica
April 1 - 6, 2017
Head down to Costa Rica with fellow Glenn members for an exciting trip to further our understanding of today’s environmental challenges and solutions. Alice Rogers said her trip there changed her and sparked a new way of looking at environmental issues: “When one travels to other areas of this great world that God created, one begins to see with new eyes and the imagination is sparked. This “new sight” can have an impact on how one lives back home. The opportunity to see the work in which the University of Georgia engages in Costa Rica may help us imagine ways we can be more intentional in our care of the environment here in Atlanta, especially in the areas of sustainability, renewable resources, and the impact our actions have on the environment.”