Stomp out pollution!
Last month, FCC’s SOIL (Sustainable Opportunities for Intentional Living) Team led worship and introduced a new campaign to spread awareness about pollution called Stomp Out Pollution! Remember, together we are the solution!
One way to cut back on pollution is to recycle as much of your trash as possible. A lot of the items you and your family use daily are recyclable, including newspaper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic containers, and aluminum and tin beverage and food containers. But you can also recycle so much more!
- Shoes and clothing by donating to a local Goodwill
- Automotive batteries, motor oil, transmission fluid and many other parts can be recycled at auto parts stores.
- Dry cleaners will take back coat hangers for reuse.
- Used cellphones can be donated, refurbished and used by people in need. Visit the following link for more information, http://www.barrenriverareasafespace.com/CellPhones4Safety_WebUpdated.pdf.
- Computers and electronics can be recycled at local businesses like Staples, Best Buy, and Target.
- Staples also accepts empty printer cartridges.
- Did you know you can also recycle your eyeglasses? We have a box in the church office for donations!
- Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury and are not able to be disposed of in the regular trash. These can be dropped off at a local Home Depot store.
- Plastic bags can be easily returned to many grocery stores, like Kroger.
For more information, please visit https://www.bgky.org/residents/recycling.
Our SOIL Team will be meeting soon to discuss the next steps for our campaign. If you’re interested in being part of this team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any ideas for the team to consider that will help FCC decrease waste and save energy please let us know! Also, be on the lookout for articles written by different representatives of our team!
Posted on Wed, October 18, 2017
by Kyle McDougall