Earth Care

EARTH CARE AT ST. ANDREWS

**REDUCE**REUSE**RECYCLE**RESPECT**

My Work is Loving the World

Mary Oliver

My work is loving the world.

Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – 

equal seekers of sweetness.

Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.

Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?

Am I no longer young and still not half-perfect? Let me

keep my mind on what matters,

which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

Upcoming earth care meetings and events

Earth Care Group Gathering; Sunday, 2/23 following worship in the Celebration Center.  We will hear more about the La Ceiba Coffee Partnership.  Join us if you can.  Everyone is welcome!

LINKS OF INTEREST:

La Ceiba Coffee Partnership

** This will be the focus of our February 23rd meeting, to be held in the Celebration right after church. 

https://www.laceibacoffee.com

Articles of Interest

1. “Five Zero-Wasters Share Their Top Tips for Going Zero Waste”

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/green-living/going-zero-waste-ideas

2.Tips for how to get stains out of clothing (and thus saving them from the land-fill) with simple and eco-friendly methods:

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/17/789172148/how-do-i-get-this-out-your-guide-to-stain-removal?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20191222&utm_term=4298312&utm_campaign=best-of-npr&utm_id=28104684&orgid=151

3. “Exposing The Myth Of Plastic Recycling: Why A Majority Is Burned Or Thrown In A Landfill”

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/09/20/how-to-recycle-plastic?utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR2EB32EYcvE9j2aHcmGUbwJN-kXDWzBGkYxUcW4yLJ-u5JxaGxq9PLH0O0

Upcoming Earth Care Meetings

February 23: Kedrick Shadley, from the La Ceiba Coffee Partnership, will give a presentation on the coffee growth and preparation process; he will also tell us about the community in Palin, Guatemala that grows and prepares this coffee. We will meet after church in the Celebration Center.  Everyone is welcome!

April 5: Tentative Date for White Angel Exchange.  We hope to hold these exchanges regularly.