Green Hero Awards – April 6, 2014

During the April 6th worship service, Green Hero Awards were presented on behalf of the Green Sanctuary Team to Marilyn and Bill Stavinoha for their the environmental sustainability measures they implemented at the First Unitarian Universalist Church campus and at their home and to Nancy Howard for making her home much more environmentally sustainable.

Betty Dabney, Chair of the Green Sanctuary Team, presented the Green Hero Award to Bill and Marilyn Stavinoha for the environmental sustainability measures they implemented at the church and at their home and to Nancy Howard for making her home much more environmentally sustainable.

Betty Dabney, Chair of the Green Sanctuary Team, presented the Green Hero Award to Bill and Marilyn Stavinoha and to Nancy Howard.

Green Hero Award certificate to Nancy Howard.

Green Hero Award certificate to Nancy Howard.

Green Heroes Bill & Marilyn Stavinoha, Green Sanctuary Team Chair Betty Dabney, and Green Hero Nancy Howard.

Green Heroes Bill & Marilyn Stavinoha, Green Sanctuary Team Chair Betty Dabney, and Green Hero Nancy Howard.

Family Education: Water cycle, recycling, native plants

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, members of the Green Sanctuary Team presented a Family Education session about the water cycle, recycling, and native plants.

Betty Dabney, Chair of the Green Sanctuary Team, discusses the water cycle with elementary age children and their parents.

Betty Dabney, Chair of the Green Sanctuary Team, discusses the water cycle with elementary age children and their parents.

Betty Dabney demonstrates the water cycle.

Betty Dabney demonstrates the water cycle.

Jeanna shows juvenile books from the public library about recycling and the water cycle.

Jeanna shows juvenile books from the public library about recycling and the water cycle.

Families search for wildflowers around the labyrinth near the sanctuary.

Families search for wildflowers around the labyrinth near the sanctuary.

Families search for wildflowers and other native plants around the labyrinth near the sanctuary.

Families search for wildflowers and other native plants around the labyrinth near the sanctuary.

Families search for wildflowers at the labyrinth near the sanctuary. The paper and mixed materials recycling bins are in the background.

Families search for wildflowers at the labyrinth near the sanctuary. The paper and mixed materials recycling bins are in the background.

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

Spare Parts

San Antonio has an innovative nonprofit organization called Spare Parts. The organization’s mission is to “connect with various agencies/businesses & provide a steady supply of materials (otherwise thrown away) for the artistic community & educators.” Here’s a list of the types of materials they collected last year:  http://sparepartstudio.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/spare-parts-materials-donation-guide-2013.pdf

Spare Parts usually collects materials in the summer and then teachers get the materials for use in their classrooms during the school year. Spare Parts

Occasionally, Spare Parts will have additional collections or will share information about other groups that are gathering materials. You can subscribe to their e-newsletter at their website.

An online conversation on food sovereignty

Sign up now to join UUSC for a compelling conversation via webinar with several food sovereignty experts. Speakers will include Wendy Flick, manager of UUSC’s Haiti Program; Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, founder and leader of MPP; and Fred Pearce, author of The Land Grabbers. The Get-Together takes place Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3pm (Central Time). You can participate as an individual.

PS. Wondering what exactly “food sovereignty” means? In the book Fault Lines: Views across Haiti’s Divide, Beverly Bell describes it as “the belief that every person has the right to make decisions about, produce and consume their own local, healthy and culturally-appropriate food.”

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, February 5 at 7pm

Join us for our first Green Sanctuary Team Meeting of 2014!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

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