The Green Team

The Green Team, an outgrowth of the Environmental Task Force, is active in many environmental projects during the year. Our projects include recycling at UUCCH, hosting a green coffee hour to promote healthy eating, joining in tree plantings in Camden and cleanups at the Palmyra Nature Center. We also helped to initiate the UUCCH Solar Energy Task Force, which resulted in the installation of over 400 solar panels on the UUCCH grounds and buildings. We continue to explore various ways to reduce our carbon footprint and collaborate with other environmental groups in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Annual Earth Day events give us a chance to show our appreciation for the wonderful world that we live in and to work to protect it.

The Green Team meets at UUCCH on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Past Projects of the Unitarian Universalist Green Team include:

  • "Cool Tips" in the Order of Service
  • Writing letters to protect the National Parks and other "green" initiatives
  • Recycling paper, cans, and bottles; printer cartridges and cell phones
  • Collecting Compact Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Lighting Energy audit of Church property
  • Purchasing rain barrel
  • Mulching and landscaping of church property
  • Working on Children's Garden and grounds
  • Sponsoring Green coffee hours
  • Giving Memorial for the Earth/Earth Day Church Service
  • Promoting use of recycled paper at Earth Day fair
  • Promoting use of reusable shopping bags
  • Sponsoring movie nights to promote and discuss environmental issues
  • Promoting organic foods
Works in Progress and Future Plans:
  • Using organic and free-trade products, recycling coffee grounds, reducing disposables during Coffee Hour and other church events
  • Use of green cleaning products, recycled paper products in maintaining the Church
  • Organizing carpooling among our congregation
Becoming a Green Sanctuary, we strive to fulfill these goals:
  • Build awareness of societal environmental issues among UU’s
  • Generate commitment for personal lifestyle changes
  • Motivate UU’s to community action on environmental issues
  • Build a connection between spiritual practice and environmental consciousness
  • Build awareness of and rectify environmental justice

Helpful Links:

Sustainable Cherry Hill

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