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CONGRADULATIONS TO THE GREEN TEAM
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Office of Congregational Stewardship Services is honored to formally recognize the Unitarian Universalist Society of the Daytona Beach Area as an Accredited Green Sanctuary

Accreditation Letter from UUA.

Only 10% of UUA congregations have this recognition.

GREEN SANCTUARY AND PROJECT NATURE CONNECT



What is a Green Sanctuary

UUA adds Green Sanctuary Program as part of its Congregation services Ministry for earth.

Sunday Service presented by the Green Team November 30, 2008 GREEN SANCTUARY UPDATE presentation with acknowledgements



Halifax and Indian River Cleanup could use your help May 2 2009

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FULL MOON NATIVES Call 386.212.9923 or email. www.FullMoonNatives.com

Volusia County Outreach

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA EDUCATION AND EXTENSION DEPT




Wetlands exhibit
FLORIDA WETLANDS BY LEE DUNKEL OPENS AT THE SOUTHEAST MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY November 6, 2008

Southeast Museum of Photography SMP calendar


March 1 2008
EXCITING NEWS The solar installation is completed and producing power!

The Green Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Society Announcement of Celebration and Dedication
Click the link below for further information

March 30, 2008 Celebration and Dedication of Solar Energy Systerm




Green Sanctuary by Gaia Davis

January 2008
Great news for our Society, for our area and for Mother Earth! The Board has approved the installation of a solar voltaic system. Solar-Fit, the contractors are contributing to the Society a solar hot water heater and 2 solar attic fans. This package will reduce our electric bills by about half and will pay for itself in less than 10 years. After that, it will save us more and more money each year, as the price of electricity goes up and up! The Green Sanctuary Team would like to thank the Board for their foresight as our Society embraces becoming a beacon for other organizations to step up and invest in the future of our planet. We intend to do a lot of great public relations with our solar.

Other activities of the Green Team include helping to insure that Earth Day becomes an event of significance in Ormond Beach. We will participate with the City at an event at City Hall on Thursday April 17th and the larger event Washington Oaks Parks on Saturday and Sunday April 19th and 20th. We need lots of people power, so let us know if you are interested in playing with us.

The Wayne Johnson Memorial Butterfly Garden plans are coming together and we will be planting as soon as we are safe from frost. In the spring, the R.E. families will be starting a vegetable garden. We continue to work on clearing “invasives” from the hammock. Again, we need helpers, so all you gardeners contact us.

Many of you have seen our new energy efficient stoves. A plumbed coffee maker has been approved, which will save energy (electric and human!), save coffee and reduce waste, plus be much safer for our coffee helpers. We will be replacing our dishwashers and refrigerators with more energy efficient ones in the future.

As Kermit the Frog sighs, "It's not easy being green," but our Board is courageously showing the way.




The Green Team participated in the EARTH DAY celebration at Washington Oaks in Flagler County the weekend of April 19 and 20th 2008 Our congregation will be participating in this event in the future. Look for more interesting participation in 2009




Your Green Team would like to start teaching Earth Institute classes, so please sign-up for: Choices for Sustainable Living, Voluntary simplicity, Global warming; descriptions of each of the classes are by the sign-up sheets in the Sanctuary.




WORTH WATCHING
You may have to copy and paste the next connections into your internet browser.

You Tube presentation takes less than 10 minutes and really tells it like it is. Please watch and forward it to your friends.
Teacher's global warming video

Next video
This video will take 20 minutes of your time, but WELL WORTH IT!! Best thing on the internet in a long time! Enjoy and pass it on!! Paste the following into your ISP browser.
The Story of Stuff

Interesting site
The Great Turning
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.




* Going Green News: Please look for our new recycling bins decorated by our R.E. children. You are invited to bring aluminum cans from home which will be sold to raise money.

Rinse, crush if you have a can crusher, and tie in a bag. Please take them to R.E. room # 3. Items from home should not be placed in the sanctuary bins, please.




CALCULATING YOUR FOOTPRINT ON THE PLANET

This is an interesting website for calculating the amount of productive acreage it takes to sustain our individual lifestyle.
Your Footprint Quiz
Place your curser over the country and follow the directions. This quiz tallies up the amount of acreage that it takes to sustain your lifestyle. Go ahead and take the quiz. It is a real eyeopener. You will be surprised!!




Sierra Club Green Life Tip Sheet



ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES
BIO MASS FUEL
Check out this video......It is simply amazing! We don't have to use our food to produce fuel. Pay particular attention to the statement the guy makes at the end.

] algae to fuel a very interesting video



Green Seniors are endorsed by UNEP
This site has been formally endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


SOME INTERESTING FACTS: DID YOU KNOW:

1989:Plywood that entered the ocean in 1986 is decomposing this year.
1991: A cigarette butt that entered the ocean in 1986 is decomposing this year.
1995: Ocean Conservancy produces a report on ship waste and discharge at sea, to serve as an industry reference guide in preventing ship-borne marine debris.
1996: Ocean Conservancy works with the International Maritime Organization to raise awareness of the importance of good stewardship and the marine debris problem in the Caribbean.
2004 A Styrofoam cup that entered the ocean in 1986 is decomposing this year.
2036: A tin can that entered the ocean in 1986 is decomposing this year.
2436: A plastic bottle that entered the ocean in 1986 is decomposing this year.
1,001,986: A glass bottle that entered the ocean in 1986 is decomposing this year.
More information on Ocean Conservancy




Ever wonder what happens to our recycling when it leaves our curbs? Our UU Green Team and friends were curious so they toured the Volusia County Recycling Center on Weds. March 28, 2007.

See the Green Team touring the recycling center. Green Team in Action

If you have questions about recycling I am sure that any member of the Team will be happy to answer them.

Religious groups see environmentalism as moral issue
By JIM HAUG Staff Writer for News_Journal

You can read this article by going to the side bar of this page and click on Letters to Editor. Click on archive 2007 then scroll down to March 28,2007 and read the article there.

In the July and August 2007 Jotter Newsletter be sure to read the Ecology Section for helpful tips to living a greener life.




Our wonderful backyard needs some help! (again - always) The potato vines and ferns are getting ahead of us again. We are conquering them, but we need to keep pulling up the little sprouts. Kurtland is going to be out there most Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9-11 am, so come and join him. Of course, you are welcome to come work anytime, but it is more fun with a group. You will be amazed at what can be done in a short time. Please wear clothing that covers as much of you as possible and bug repellent if you want it. We also bring water. Gaia brings a cushion to sit on. Call Kurtland Davies with questions 615-2427


The Vine Squard was continuing its
ardous work in the dune clearing
exotic grasses and potato vines
- the grandaddy root is above
Kurtland's head! Barbara Schablik
is putting the "last straw"
into the sixth full collection bag.
They broke bread with the bakers.






 

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