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!
Lunch & Learn: Solarize Atlanta
Saturday, September 23, 12:15 p.m., Ward Hall
Do you want to learn more about solar panels and how installation of them on your home could lower your bills and help the environment? Join Glenn’s Environmental Committee to hear a presentation by United Methodist Tina Wilkinson of Solarize Atlanta on current efforts in the city of Atlanta to promote solar. Solarize Atlanta is a community-based group purchasing campaign that makes solar more affordable and accessible (streamlined permitting process) for the residents of Atlanta. A light lunch will be served. For more info or to RSVP, contact Lynn Speno.
What is Drawdown?
Wednesdays, October 10 & 17, 6:30 p.m., Room 422
Ask Environmental Committee members, and we will tell you it's the most important and most hope-filled book you will read this year: DRAWDOWN -- The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Join Glenn member Stephanie Stuckey, former sustainability officer for the City of Atlanta, and Glenn Environmental Committee members in a discussion on Wednesdays Oct. 10th and 17th of this powerful collection of essays of the most critical environmental issues facing our world. Borrow a book or visit www.drawdown.org. Contact Lynn Speno or Jan Lichtenwalter.
Conference Creation Care Summit
Saturday, November 3
Any North Georgia United Methodist who has an interest in creation care, sustainability or community is invited to the Conference Creation Care Summit on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta. The Summit will cover our biblical call to care for God's creation and how you and your church can reflect the call to care for creation through action and participate in the national UMC Creation Care movement.
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
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