Eco-Justice News

November 30th, 2011 by admin

December 11 — Brief Eco-Justice Meeting & Litter Pick-up

During our November gathering, the Eco-Justice Outreach group discussed two exciting possibilities:

 becoming a “Green Justice Congregation” as recognized by the national UCC

 working with UVa Student Engineers Without Borders to create a proposal for the generation of solar energy at Sojourners.

We will meet immediately after the service on Dec. 11 to get the latest news on these projects. Anyone interested is most welcome to attend.

Our quarterly pick-up of litter on Monticello Ave. will also take place on Dec. 11.

Please join us at the church entrance 15 minutes after the end of the service. Folks of all ages are always welcome!

Sharing Blossoms, Spreading Love

Spring flower bulbs ordered from the Eco-Justice group arrived in mid-November.

A heart-felt THANK YOU to everyone for encouragement, prayers, and/or purchases [not to mention patience with the many announcements!] during this year’s Eco-Justice fundraiser. Our “2nd Chance Sale” of organic flower bulbs raised an additional $47.99 for a grand total of $377.99 donated to the QCC Farms! 4-H club in Charlottesville. The funds helped send inner city children to 4-H camp last summer and will help sponsor trips and other learning opportunities this fall. The company with whom we worked – EcoTulips of Brightwood, VA – donated an additional 150 tulip bulbs to us for use in community projects, and these have been passed along to the 4-H group for planting. Thank you again for all you have done to brighten the community with blossoms and to brighten the lives of local children, deepening their connections with the natural world.

Margery Knott