Green Team Update: Recycling

In the summer, it is so tempting to use disposable picnic ware or to take a break from sorting out recyclables. And isn’t it just too hot to go back to the car when you’ve forgotten your reusable shopping bags?

In addition, certain items such as pharmaceuticals, batteries, motor oil, or fluorescent light bulbs/CFL’s should be handled in special ways. Please remember how important your actions are and help our planet, especially in summer.  Insert your zip code in the following link for information about how and where you can recycle.

Earth 911 Recycling Search

Grinning Planet

PICK UP A LARGE REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG at the Green Team Table in the Parish Hall. Made from feed sacks by the talented Pam Moffett, they are very strong, waterproof, and perfect for picking up your locally grown vegetables or bringing damp swim suits home from the pool. In exchange, leave a donation in the envelope on the Green Table. Donations help us with printing costs and books.


  • Recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees.
  • 1,050 recycled milk jugs can be made into one six-foot plastic park bench.
  • Each glass bottle recycled saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for 3 hours.
  • Every day, Americans generate enough paper to circle the earth 40 times.
  • A newspaper is recycled and back in circulation in less than 4 weeks.
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial air fleet every 3 months.

(from Committee on Stewardship of Creation, Episcopal Diocese of Va., 2002).