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Welcome!

Welcome!

I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounded by beauty, all the time. So much beauty that I took for granted – didn’t everyone live with magnificent, awe-inspiring views out their bedroom window? I also grew up in the Episcopal Church, shaped […]

August- Water

August- Water

“He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field;  the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land […]

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE! Sat, December 1, 2018 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST Reserve your spot through Eventbrite! Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by making the food waste, compost, soil connection. About this Event Being part of the climate change solution is as […]

Church of the Nativity – Zero Waste Campaign

Church of the Nativity – Zero Waste Campaign

Video created by Robert Joines.

20 Ways to Start Being a Zero Waste Church

20 Ways to Start Being a Zero Waste Church

Here are 20 action items to start taking your church towards zero waste. What is something you could do today? Get a team together; you can’t do this alone! Someone familiar with the church kitchen is essential as most of your waste will be generated from […]

Exotic Plants

Exotic Plants

by Bill Schlesinger It’s nearly August, and as I look out on the meadow that surrounds our house in Maine, I see a profusion of goldenrods and asters across the landscape. The meadow derives from abandoned pastures that were grazed by dairy cows until the […]

Humus

Humus

by Bill Schlesinger Among my peers I am perhaps best known for developing one of the first estimates of the amount of carbon in the world’s soils.  Soils contain organic matter, also known as humus, that has about 50% carbon content by weight.  Added up […]

July: Zero Waste In The Home

July: Zero Waste In The Home

They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit, says the Lord. Isaiah 65:21 July’s ACTION is zero waste in the home.  Commit to one Action each week this month.  Contact  zerowastechurch@gmail.com  for more information. Let’s ACT together this […]