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Environmental Stewardship Newsletter

by Deborah Smith

This newsletter is now published in the DESERT SPIRIT. Below are archival issues of the Newsletter

Environmental Stewardship # 3 Easter

Last month I addressed recycling in our churches. This month I would like to shift to a “big pic-ture” vision. As many of you know Nevada has a phenomenal number of sunny days, over 340 per year. Did it ever occur to you that we could utilize this to be a net exporter of energy to other parts of the country? We have the potential for every home to be fully heated and run by solar means, both passive and active and still produce enough excel to sell to other area.

Builders, developers, power providers ---all of us—need to see these new ways of being. New housing tracts need to be laid out to take full advantage of the sun. CC&R’s and building codes need to be drawn with all the new possibilities, not only allowed for, but encouraged. It can be done.

Environmental Stewardship #2 March 2004

One parish, St. Paul’s, Sparks recently became dedicated recyclers: The Rev. Britt Olson requested that someone obtain three recycling trash containers. There are now three 25-gallon containers in the parish hall. In addition, there is a box in the copy room for used office pa-per. The local commercial recycling program will pick up all recyclables if their containers are used. This may not be true in all areas of Nevada.

Foam cups are not a good thing. Benzene is used to make them as well as CFC’s. The best choice is good old fashion mugs.

Environmental Stewardship #1

Greetings,

Two years ago I asked Bishop Schori what she thought about conducting on going projects in environmental stewardship. She responded that it was something she would very much like to see and; — Would I consider spearheading this project? I promised that when my youngest finished high school I would. The time has come.

I would like to begin by gathering information.

  • How many of you clergy are interested in being involved in this project?
  • At what level?
  • Do you have parishioners who would give of their time and talents?
  • Would you be so kind as to enclose the note below* in your Bulletins, Newsletters and Sunday Announcements?
  • Have you identified specific environmental concerns in your communities and the state which you would like to see addressed?
  • Do you have existing success stories that I might share with the rest of the state?

I know that St. Paul’s, Sparks has a recycling program and I hope to bring you that story next month. Thank you ahead of time for your time and help.

Sincerely,
Deborah Smith

*Bulletin/Newsletter Announcement: “Deborah Smith (dbreensmith@acninc.net) is beginning to formulate ideas for environmental stewardship for the diocese. She is currently looking for like-minded parishioners. If you have any interest at all in promoting this project please contact her with your name and address by email above, fax at 775-424-2196 or snail mail @ 9260 Cordoba Blvd., Sparks, NV 89436. Thank you.”


For more information on this topic
Contact DEBORAH SMITH
(775) 424-2816
fax: 775.424.2196