Disciples put an emphasis on care of creation, so it stands to reason the General Assembly would be “green.” Here are some facts and advice from our environmental justice ministry, Green Chalice, a part of Disciples Home Missions.
– Accelerating slowly and smoothly
– Driving the speed limit
– Maintaining a steady speed
– Anticipating your stops and starts
Maintenance– Keep your car tuned up and running efficiently and keep your tires properly inflated (just this can save 400-700 pounds of CO2 per year).
Carpool to the General Assembly with people from your area.
- Join the Good Times! group and visit the Saturday Farmer’s Market! They will be meeting up at the southwest corner of Third & Court Avenue at 8 am.
- Use the local mass transit system to explore or the bike share program.
- Reduce waste by being mindful and using less.
- Bring water bottles and coffee mugs to use and refill.
- Bring reusable bags for shopping.
- Recycle paper, glass, and plastic.
- Reuse hotel towels and sheets to conserve water.
- Only take brochures and goodies from the Exhibit Hall that are really useful.
- Split meals at restaurants to save on “to go” containers.
- Eat at local farm-to-table restaurants
- Shop local
- Visit the Green Chalice Booth in the Disciples Home Missions area of the Exhibit Hall
- Americans use about 50,000 pounds of carbon each year through energy use in our homes, work places, shopping, travel, etc. We can “offset” some of that carbon by planting trees and supporting creation care organizations. Learn more: http://www.carbonfund.org/reduce and http://www.communitycarbontrees.org/plant-a-tree
- Take advantage of Blessed Tomorrow’s Toolkit for Creation Care.
- Disciple’s Creation Care Program is Green Chalice
- Sign the Green Chalice Covenant