Monday, March 31, 2008

Old sermons don't count

Looking for an Earth Day project?

Try cleaning up the toxic waste at your church.

Last Sunday's workbee in Lincoln City revealed we have a collection of pesticides, solvents, paints, and cleaning agents that goes back 50-years. Not only is this stuff a fire hazard, but some of it is genuinely bad news for the environment -- bad enough that we can't just throw it away.

The good news: with Earth Day coming up, our local recycling center is waiving its usual fees for disposing of some products.

So here's my advice:
  1. Check out your church's closets.
  2. Make a list of the toxic treasures you find.
  3. Then call your local landfill or sanitary district, and ask how you can safely get rid of these things for Earth Day.

1 comment:

Interfaith Power and Light said...

Those pesky pesticides. . .thanks for the heads up.

btw: if you or anyone you know is preaching an earth care sermon later this month, Oregon Interfaith Power and Light is giving out awards for the best ones.