Green Sanctuary Committee
Who We Are
As a subcommittee of the Social Responsibilities Council, GSC was begun as an effort to make our church more sustainable. Since these early efforts, our goal has become to preserve the global environment on which all life depends by working to make the Earth sustainable and by addressing climate change.
Earth Day Service on 4/19/20 and launching of our campaign to make AlbanyUU green; stay tuned.
The Student Earth Day Rally on 4/22/20 may now be a virtual event. We will no longer be housing students from across the state. Plans are yet to be finalized.
A number of local petitions are available for signing on the CRICCC website, including the Albany Clean Air Law, Stop the Albany Loop (E37) Pipeline, Divestment of fossil fuel from the NYS Pension Fund, Appoint climate justice leaders to the Climate Action Council of the CLCPA, and Stop the Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant.
GSC continues to recycle a number of items in the cloakroom that cannot be recycled otherwise, such as paper egg cartons and toothpaste tubes. See the entire list HERE. Read all the dos and don’ts of recycling in the Capital District written by Steve Davis of the Hudson-Mohawk Group of the Sierra Club entitled Aspirational Recycling.
Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE). See our Working with SHARE page.