The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.
OUR CREATION CARE INITIATIVES
Care and justice for all creation is a core value of The Episcopal Church and one of the five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion. St Anne’s is proud of her ministry of healing and respect for the environment, and of the many ways in which the Church and School community is living it out. As we strive to engage in the “just and proper use” of God’s creation we work continuously to identify and implement every possible means of improving our energy efficiency and our responsible and sustainable use of products.
If you are passionate about this ministry please contact Patrick Cobb at email@example.com and ask him about all our past and current initiatives in this area of ministry, and see some of them highlighted below.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WATER CONSERVATION
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL) recently completed a water audit for St. Anne’s. Based on that audit they have recommended multiple plumbing retrofits or replacements. In the chart below these retrofits are presented as Water Savings Measures (WSMs) which include estimated water use and cost savings and estimated project cost. Water savings are presented as kGal, where one kGal equals 1,000 gallons:
For the complete audit: CLICK HERE
We’re working with a plumbing contractor to determine the best way to implement GIPL’s recommendations, and to confirm that we can actually realize the estimated cost savings.
COMPOSTING IS CARING
“God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31)
Yes, everything is very good when it is used in the right way, even the stuff we usually discard because quite frankly it often stinks. As we continue to be good stewards of God’s creation, we’re exploring options for composting at St. Anne’s, and we would like to share with you some pointers on how to compost in your own backyard. There are all kinds of sources of good composting material for your garden, including Starbucks (and other) coffee grounds! Want to be a part of the conversation? Let Patrick Cobb know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.237.5589.
GUILT-FREE KEURIG COFFEE
Some time ago a thoughtful parishioner gifted the office with a Keurig machine (thank you Leah!). We have felt guilty about using so many pods and putting more plastic into landfills. Patrick Cobb, given the mission to find a solution, came back with reusable filters like the one shown here. If you too love both your Keurig coffee and God’s creation, follow these steps to great coffee you can feel good about. You can find the filters at Publix and Kroger grocery stores.
GAS AND ELECTRICITY COSTS ARE A BEAR
You can help us keep costs down
MORE CREATION CARE INITIATIVES
Electronic recycling (computers and toners). More details to come!
ST. ANNE’S ENGAGES IN SUSTAINABILITY
What is sustainability? It is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. If you are interested in the Creation Care initiatives at St. Anne’s, contact Pat Cobb at email@example.com or 404.237.5589.