Do you want to do something about preserving and restoring God’s creation?
CONSIDER JOINING OUR CHURCH GREEN TEAM!!
Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church launched our Green Team the Sunday before Earth Day, April 18, 2021. A Steering Committee of about 8-10 members plans to do a full assessment of our property as well as processes around worship, education of all ages and day to day office business. Our Green Team leaders also have a relationship with the Watershed Stewards Academy and Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake, which are offering us guidance on future projects that would be most impactful.
- COA highlighted for its pledge signing event on the website of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
- Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy
September Shredding Event and 2023 Green Tip
August 2023 Green Tip of the Month
July 2023 Green Tip of the Month
June 2023 Green Tip of the Month
Light pollution is the brightening of the sky by artificial light. Light pollution has many negative impacts, including wasting energy and money, disrupting the natural cycles that animal and plant life depend upon, and harming human health. The good news is that we can take some simple steps to make a difference……1) Familiarize yourself with the impacts2) For outdoor lighting, use lighting only as bright as needed, use shielded lights and direct them downward, and choose warm light bulbs3) For indoor lighting, make sure you have window coverings4) Advocate for smart lighting in your neighborhood and/or in your town/city/county.
*May 2023 Tip of the Month
*Green Sunday 4/23/2023
*April 2023 Tip of the Month
*March 2023 Tip of the Month
Visit https://extension.umd.edu/resource/vegetable-planting-calendar for the planting calendar.
*February 2023 Tip of the Month
Visit https://drivingpress.com/recommended-tire-pressure/ for more information.
*January 2023 Tip of the Month
*November & December 2022 Green Team Tip of the Month
*October 2022 Green Team Tip of the Month
*September 2022 Green Team Tip of the Month
A “top 10” list from a MD native-plant garden center: https://www.laurensgardenservice.com/our-top-10-favorite-maryland-native-pollinator-perennials/.
List of native plants from RePollinate Anne Arundel: https://extension.umd.edu/locations/anne-arundel-county/master-gardener-program/repollinate-anne-arundel
Native Trees of Maryland Guide from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ipc/pages/3238/attachments/original/1611768212/IPC_Native_Trees_of_MD.pdf?1611768212
Cape Conservation Corps Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m. – noon, Sept. 17: https://capeconservationcorps.org/events/event/fall-native-plant-fest-sale/
Join the Facebook group: Maryland Area Gardening for the Environmentally Conscious: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MDEcoGardening
*June 2022 Green Team Tip of the Month
This Green Team Tip is brought to you by Debbie Barbour, COA Christian Educator
*May 2022 Green Team Tip of the Month
This Green Team Tip is brought to you by Deborah Sweigart
Use old clothes and fabrics, rather than paper, for cleaning supplies: Clothes that are too old or stained to be donated, sheets, towels and other fabrics can all be recycled or re-used for cleaning supplies. There is no need to use paper towels or other paper products, when you likely have a slew of cleaning supplies clamoring to be used. Worn-out socks make for great cleaning “gloves.”