The vision of the St. George’s Environmental Stewardship Committee is to emphasize practices that incorporate protection, preservation and sustainable use of God’s creation.
The mission of St. George’s Environmental Stewardship Committee is to influence practices in our church that reflect our desire to care for the earth. Targeted areas include; practices such as recycling and composting; decreasing the carbon footprint of our church through influencing decisions that promote sustainability and reduce consumption; and education efforts that promote the care of God’s creation for ourselves, our children and grandchildren.
- Decrease carbon footprint by sourcing 10% of energy from renewable fuels through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits.
- Raise environmental awareness by successfully sponsoring at least two educational or carbon reduction activities over the course of the calendar year.
- Put St. George’s on path to becoming a zero-waste church by increasing awareness of our recycling program to outside groups that utilize the campus.
- Increase biodiversity at the St. George’s campus.
New Pollinator Garden
The next time you’re walking through the St George’s cemetery stop and smell the roses. Or to be more precise, stop and admire the new plantings. Members of the Environmental Stewardship Committee and Building and Grounds planted bright red Chokeberry, stick-like Milkweed, and hidden Columbine which will eventually grow and attract bees and butterflies. The project was a collaboration with local landscape gardener Sally Harmon who generously donated her time and talent to plan the planting; St. Georges Flower Guild who provided money for plants; and Tree Fredericksburg who provided The Red Osier Dogwood, Wax Myrtle, and Witch Hazel.
(stay tuned for details)
- Environmentally themed movie night
- Lenten carbon fast
- Tree planting
- Speakers at adult forum on green issues
- Youth cleanup day