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
Celebrate Earth Day with re:loom
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, join the Environmental Committee in donating scrap fabric and unwanted clothing to be upcycled by the re:loom weavers into rugs, placemats, bags, and other items for sale. re:loom is a program of Initiative for Affordable Housing (IAH), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Decatur, Georgia. Founded in 1990 with one home and one homeless family, IAH’s mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta. Donations will be collected throughout the month of April and can be placed in the designated blue bin under the mailboxes in the Church School Building.