October 2018

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Green Team Spring Ideas

meg, October 30, 2018

Is your Green Team starting to plan for the Spring? Below are some initiatives other Green Teams have taken! Create a native plants garden at your place of worship. Join the Sowing Seeds of Stewardship Facebook group for more information and resources. Have a coffee talk after your service? Try eliminating plastic plates, cups, and… Read more »

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Partner Spotlight – Food for Others

meg, October 18, 2018

Food for Others is a food distribution nonprofit in Northern Virginia with a variety of programs for low-income families. Approximately 600 families are served each day, Monday – Friday. Food for Others has nine employees but relies heavily on volunteers to help run their programs. In a step towards sustainability, Food for Others is taking the Plastic… Read more »

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Plastic Free in Your Congregation

meg, October 15, 2018

It’s not too late to participate in the #PlasticFreeChallenge!   Below are a few ideas for your place of worship this October.    Have a coffee talk after your service? Try eliminating plastic plates, cups, and silverware one week! Create a sign about why you’re doing this to educate members of your congregation.   Create a… Read more »

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Energy Activity for Children

meg, October 8, 2018

Looking for an activity to teach younger children about energy use? Adapt this simple lesson plan for your place of worship. Also, check out the FACS Handbook for more information and ideas about energy!   Energy There are two types of energy, renewable and non-renewable. Can you guess the sources of renewable energy? Renewable energy includes wind,… Read more »