Northeast United Methodist Church works hard to be an environmentally sustainable organization. Here are some of the steps we've taken toward that goal:
1. Paper cups and plates have been vanquished from our facility! We use our china--even for small meetings-- and wash it in the dishwasher.
2. We compost. We compost our coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps from our community meals. We compost our altar flowers. And, when we harvest food from our community garden, we compost the leaves and vines.
3. We recycle. Plastic, phone books, paper, metal cans. We recently entered into a fundraising agreement with K & K Metal Recycling. We save all of our non-ferrous metals and send them to K&K. They weigh them, and send the church a check for the metal.
4. We've installed rain barrels at the church and at the parsonage. We use the rain water to water the flowers in our garden. (Scientists have not yet determined if rainwater gathered from a roof top is safe to use on food plants.)
5. We've also installed a timed sprinkler system in our garden to control our water usage.
6. We installed bike racks on the Cleveland St. side of the church. Ride your bike to worship!