Climate Connect

A blog written by FUMC’s Green Team

Reducing Food Waste

There are concrete steps you can take to reduce food waste! Thank you to Becky O’Brien, Director of Food & Climate for Hazon, The Jewish Lab for Sustainability, for sharing this resource about reducing food waste with us! Click the purple text to take a look!

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Ideas to Save Water

Written by Bonnie S., a member of the 11th Hour Calling monthly bell ringing group calling for action on climate change. We offer ideas for climate action through saving water at four levels: 1.) PERSONAL 2.) FAMILY /FRIENDS 3.) LOCAL/COMMUNITY 4.) GLOBAL/ECONOMIC POLICY PERSONAL ACTION (from Bonnie S.) Water and the Spiritual Level 1. Respecting […]

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Plastic Free July and Beyond

Plastic waste and pollution is one of our generation’s biggest challenges. It may feel overwhelming, but there are many things that we all can do! I started reducing our family’s use a couple of years ago, and we’ve managed in the past year to reduce our waste sent to the landfill to 10 bags a […]

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A Story for Earth Day

April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day! To celebrate this special day, Family Life Director Stephanie Moffitt has made a short video to share one of her favorite books with you. CLICK HERE to watch it. Wishing you and your dear ones opportunities to appreciate the beauty of the Earth […]

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Affecting Climate Change with What We Eat

Are you as frustrated as I am with our elected leaders and their inability to move the needle on climate change? So many things regarding the climate seem “big” and out of our control. Except, however, what we eat. The following image, from the University of Michigan, shows the carbon impact of various types of […]

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Stewardship for the Environment:
FUMC Then and Now

Stewardship for the environment is not new at FUMC. The worship theme for Sunday, April 18, 1970, was based on “Earth Day,” and many members were recycling newspapers at that time. Block leaders for Eco-Cycle volunteered and helped collect papers before curbside pick up began. It has been fairly easy to be an environmentalist in […]

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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

I teach 2nd grade, and we went on a field trip to Eco-cycle in Boulder (see photos below). I thought I’d share a bit about that, and what we’re doing with kids at our school regarding recycling. Eco-cycle is an interesting place to visit if you’ve never been. The facility sorts and bales plastic, aluminum, […]

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Call to Action: 9/20 Global Climate Strike

The Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, 2019, is a world-wide opportunity to peacefully take to the streets and call for swift, measurable action to address the global climate crisis. This historic event will take place as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New […]

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