The Green Sanctuary Team meeting will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building (or location TBD).
Join us at the Facilities Work Day on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9am-1pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church campus. No special skills needed. Bring work gloves if you have them. Light breakfast and lunch provided to volunteers. Marbles tournament will follow.
- From the SAWS WaterSaver Newsletter of October 11, 2013:
|Water Conservation Unleashed
By Juan Soulas
|A new state law (Texas SB 198) that took effect Sept. 1 now grants homeowners who live in HOA communities new outdoor freedoms.
Until recently, many Texas homeowners who live in neighborhoods managed by homeowner associations (commonly known as HOAs) were not allowed to implement certain water-saving measures and practices because of restrictive covenants.
However, a new state law (Texas SB 198) that took effect Sept. 1 now grants homeowners who live in HOA communities new outdoor freedoms. They can:
HOAs can still require homeowners to submit landscape redesign plans and regulate some aesthetic aspects of a landscape. For example, they can regulate the amount of gravel, rocks or cacti a homeowner may use in their landscape.
With this new flexibility, there’s almost no barrier to adopting a water-efficient landscape. Use your imagination to create a pleasing space while saving a valuable resource — not to mention some dough on your water bill.
Join the MySAWS Conversation
How will the new state law affect how you approach changes to your landscape? Tell us about it on Facebook.
Juan Soulas is a conservation planner for San Antonio Water System.
Join us for a free showing of the film Bidder 70, the story of how one young man, Tim DeChristopher, stopped the Federal government from oil and gas drilling on protected land.
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Running Time: 72 minutes, followed by a discussion
Place: First Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall
IH-10 West Frontage Road @ Loop 410
A light lunch will be served.
Free-will offering to benefit the UUA Ministry for the Earth
Child-care available by advance reservation – contact 210-344-4695.
Sponsored by the First UU Green Sanctuary Team.
Please share with all your environmental/social activist friends.
Green Sanctuary Team Meeting
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building
Join us as we celebrate our Green Sanctuary accreditation on Saturday, September 21 from 6pm-8pm in the Fellowship Hall. We invite the entire congregation to join us in recognizing and celebrating this milestone! The main course will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and BYOB. Pick up a free ticket after Sunday services during the month of September or at the church office so we will have a head count for food. We look forward to seeing you at this celebration!
Green Sanctuary Team Meeting
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
7pm, Jefferson Building (please note building change!)