|Green Committee Meeting, January 7, 2009
Present: Al Nettleton, Marsha Johnson, Dave Johnson, Bob Cape, Amy Armstrong, Ken Skog, Randy Converse, Kathy Converse, Galen Smith, Barb Park, Bob Park.
NEXT MEETING: January 21, 2009, 6:30 PM.
Task Force Reports
RE (Kathy, Amy):
Signs for PUU prairie: a demonstration project for neighborhood rather than energy conservation project
Outdoor projects: bring wildlife to your backyard, butterfly garden, shrubs, with berries, other plantings
Adult RE program on energy conservation issues such as recycling, transportation: select based on personal assessments.
Sustainable Living (Al, Bob C.):
Portable meter for all PUU members/friends to use to measure electrical use
Tire air pressure check gatherings
PV system on roof of PUU- concern was expressed that we concentrate on simple ways to reduce natural gas use rather than invest money in PV arrays
Other thoughts: in terms of energy reduction, should we replace the dish washer?
Dave Johnson willing to coordinate NWEI food study course if it becomes an action item
History of Earth Day a possible service
Galen is open to doing workshop on edible weeds.
Environmental Justice (Bob P, Randy):
Micro lending to Kiva or Madison Quaker My Lai project
Letter writing on DNR issues
Recycling project with Peter Anderson input
Work with WNPJ on an environmental issue
Al made point that it is important to define specifically what kinds of data we will be collecting to verify our successes/failures.
Al is in process of writing up the entire Community Assessment.
Randy/Amy will summarize the personal assessment surveys
GOAL: Early February deadline for submission of Green Sanctuary application.
Each task force to write proposals with specifics for 3 action plans. In format include the following:
Type of Activity i.e.: Religious Education
Overview of why, what and where of project:
Status: (will be used as project progresses)
PS.Reminder of the activities needed for the application:
The GS Program includes a variety of environmental activities in four focus areas. Each congregation will choose (#) activities in the following areas (total 12):
(2) Worship and Celebration
(2) Religious Education
(2) Environmental Justice*
(4) Sustainable Living
(2) From any above area
* (1) Social Justice Project must be ongoing with another organization to address environmental justice in community or world.