The committee’s mission statement is:
We believe that all Christians are called to preserve and care for the health and beauty of the earth as it was created by God for the well-being and enjoyment of all mankind.
Our work to that end here at Zion involves education of the congregation, being involved with the local community and working with church leaders to implement and assist with projects and procedures that will make our facilities and programs more environmentally friendly and pleasing to God.
Projects that we are currently working on are:
Boy Scout garden; We are allowing clients of Keystone Opportunity Center to have individual plots to grow their own vegetables.
Return a portion of the woods to a more natural state allowing birds and more wildlife a place of food and refuge. This will also allow the ground to better absorb water rather than run off.
Plant wild flowers for butterflies and bees.
Assisting the Property committee in retrofitting lighting to LED bulbs in order to lower energy bills.
Committee members provide monthly articles to Joyful Noiz.
Our committee usually meets the first Sunday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in room 136. All are welcome!!
Please check the bulletin board for environmental news plus updates for hazardous waste collection dates and locations. Also we have provided a portion of the board for those who wish to offer free items for reuse.
The following is a list of websites you may access:
Items that may be recycled and where to take them locally: www.Earth911.com
Dates and times of LOCAL hazardous collections:
Montgomery County: www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?nid=637
Saint Paul’s Recycling program: www.stpaulstelford.org
Several web sites that you may wish to check out for general information:
Green Faith – www.greenfaith.org
Eco-Justice – www.ecojustice.org
Information about what other Mennonite Churches across the United States and Canada are doing: www.mennocreationcare.org