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 and volunteers in the International Rescue Committee’s community garden.
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!
Glenn Environmental Committee Service Day at New Roots Community Garden
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please join the Glenn Environmental Committee service workday at the New Roots Community Garden located adjacent to North DeKalb Mall. The garden is a project of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and helps recently resettled refugees to become self-sufficient through community gardening, nutrition education, and small-business farming. Please contact Lynn Speno to volunteer. All ages welcome. No skills or tools needed. Just your enthusiasm for getting dirty! Great project for youth and Scout service hours!
For more information about Glenn’s Environmental initiatives and meeting times, 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
Farms and Distributors in Georgia (Georgia Organics)
Places to shop for Organic Foods in Georgia
Friends of the Emory Forest
Emory Office of Sustainability