Green Team Updates

The Green Ministry Team continues to promote various sustainability initiatives.

The Green Survey results are coming in. (Click on the image to enlarge the chart.) Over half of those surveyed compost and almost 70% reduce driving by taking public transportation, walking, or biking. The most popular topics for green programming are: 1) conservation, recycling, and efficiency, 2) environmental outreach, and 3) nutrition and local food. Download a pdf version of the summary report with responses from 65 First Church members.

The Green Team has endorsed a proposal from First Church members Michele McGeoy of Solar Richmond, and Amaya Rodriguez, her intern from Albany HS, for a Solar Learning Hour with a solar power presentation and an iQuote program about the economics of home installations. Stay tuned.

The new and improved Recycling Program is underway. Annis Kukulan reminds everyone of the Recycle Basics: Green Waste = anything that rots; Recycling = single stream for paper, plastics and metal; Trash = everything else for the landfill. Please do your part!

Environmentalist Bill McKibben?s Do The Math Campaign against global warming comes to Berkeley?s King Middle School on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm, as Randy Summers has let us know. See the website at for details and ticket information. Says McKibben: ?It?s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2?C of warming&mdsh;anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they?re planning to burn it all?unless we rise up to stop them.? We hope you will join with members of the Green Team and attend this important event.