Northwest Gives Comment to Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission Members

Dave Zenner, head of the Earth Ministry Team at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Northwest), and congregational president Keith Kreycik gave comments today before Georgia’s Public Services Commission (PSC). Both Northwest members spoke in opposition to a proposal by Georgia Power to charge a fee to solar power producers for use of the electrical grid. Zenner provided background on Northwest’s […]

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Vote for Imran Battla of WAWA

  Here’s an exciting thing you can do for our Green Sanctuary partner in conservation, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA). With a vote for Imran Battla for the Cox Conserves Hero award, you will directly affect the ability of WAWA and the community it serves to speak up in their neighborhood preservation. Please pass on the link and directions to friends and […]

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Precycle

To precycle means to consciously think ahead to keep excess packaging and end product out of landfills. Start or increase the amount you precycle with these five ideas: Take your own bags. A very collapsible string bag (we have them in the Bookstore) makes this easy to do. Aldi leads in this area as they do not give out bags […]

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Fair World Project

Laura Montgomery recently gave an important Worship Associate sermon on Fair Trade problems and the Fair World Project (FWP) that works to correct them. Equal Exchange Coffee and other products we provide in the church are fine, but don’t count on others. Here’s the story: Certified organic foods have adopted legally enforceable standards, but no such standards exist for Fair […]

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Why Care About Water

  Water is the basis of life, but only a tiny share of all the water on earth is fresh and renewed by the water cycle. If you took all the water in world and put it into a gallon jug – less than 1 teaspoon would be available to us. We are overusing it; we’re over-tapping rivers and we’re […]

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The Story of Solutions!

  The 20-minute animated movie, The Story of Stuff, was originally released in December 2007. It’s a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. Viewed by 40 million people, it and other videos developed by Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios suggested ways we could change some things, but there was not one all-encompassing solution aimed […]

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Tar Sands Exploitation

Excerpt from The Guardian, May 19, 2013, Damian Carrington: “To leave our children with a manageable situation, we need to leave the unconventional fuel (achieved by fracking) in the ground,” said Professor James Hansen, accusing Canada’s ministers as “acting as salesmen for people who will gain from the profits of that industry.” “The thing we are facing overall is that the […]

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Calling All WAWA Supporters–Vote by October 28!

  Vote–just once–by Monday, October 28 and help the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) get $10,000 additional support for the Proctor Creek: Citizen Voices project. Imran Battla, Volunteer Coordinator at WAWA, shared his story of the vision and passion behind the endless hours he has dedicated to building outdoor opportunities and protecting the West Atlanta watershed for the entire community. Cox Conserves […]

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Befriend the Clover and Dandelion

Have a sustainable (and even tasty) lawn without chemicals! From the KitsapSun.com, by Ann Lovejoy: What’s so bad about dandelions? Nothing really. Indeed, old European tapestries often include lovely lawns embroidered with flowers, including dandelions. They came to shame as English landowners developed a taste for “unsullied greensward.”… (Turf mixes used to include) clover, also now on many lawn lovers’ hit […]

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Rest Stop

  Dear Friends, This Friday, Gail and I will be driving up to Asheville to spend a few days visiting friends. It will be the first time we have been back since July, and I hear that the leaves are just beginning to change color there. The car ride we take to get there is just as enjoyable as the […]

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