By Olivia Smucker For Greg Smucker, manager of Snyder Paints & Wallpaper, people and the planet are both high priorities. Whether helping neighbors recycle metal…Read more
Reduce your carbon “pawprint.” Our four-legged furry friends’ consumption of meat is costly in terms of climate change. The production of one kilogram of beef results in 1,000 kilograms of CO2 entering the atmosphere. The annual eating patterns of dogs and cats in the U.S. have the same impact as driving 13.6 million cars for a year.
Editor’s note: An article in Science Daily suggests avoiding premium pet foods that pamper animals with cuts of meat that could be used to feed humans. It also suggests choosing vegetarian pets. Before adding a dog or cat to the family, consider what you hope to gain from the animal and whether these needs can be met in a different way.
Reuse, recycle or compost 90% of household garbage: The Environmental Protection Agency (US) sponsors a Gameday Recycling Challenge for universities aiming to make football games zero waste events. Schools that divert 90% or more of waste from a football game are named on a Zero Waste Wall of Fame. Can we take this as a personal challenge? Does your household reuse, recycle or compost 90% of its garbage?
These challenges are based on tips by Carole Suderman, Boulder Mennonite Church, Boulder, Colo. Carole has been offering her congregations challenges like these for the past 20 years. Tips are adapted for a broader audience.
As recently as 2009, all of the waste generated by the thousands of guests at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale, Goshen, Ind., went into the…Read more
Green Patchwork Congregations:
From the Creation Care Committee at Zion Mennonite Church of Souderton, PA We have an active committee that is now addressing what has to be…Read more
The organizers of Mennonite World Conference plan to compost all of the food waste involved in feeding the 6500 people expected to attend this event…Read more
For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.Colossians 1:19 - 20