Green Sanctuary News

gassland2Join us for a showing of Gasland 2
on Friday, April 10 from 6:00-9:00pm.

The Sustainable Living Committee is showing the movie GASLAND 2 at 7-9pm. After the movie we will have some treats and an opportunity to ask Jen Siskind questions about fracking and its problems.

The Sustainable Living Committee meets at UUS:E on the second Tuesdays of each month, Please join us at 7:00 pm. For more information about the Sustainable Living Committee, Green Sanctuary contact the office at 860-646-5151 or uuse153@sbcglobal.net.


Kill the K-Cup Before It Kills Our Planet**

k-cupSingle brew coffee pods, commonly known as “K-Cups” are so prolific now that the environmental waste is staggering. All of the K-cups used and discarded in the year 2013 would circle the earth TEN AND A HALF TIMES! The problem was created by the Keurig manufacturing of a tri-layer structure making it unrecyclable. Keurig has announced that it plans to make 100 percent of its K-Cups recyclable by 2020. That’s five years from now – not soon enough in our opinion. What should we do? Choose an eco-friendlier method: drip coffee maker, French press, percolator are all good choices. If you really feel the need for the single-serve pods, they are now available from Equal Exchange* in a RECYCLABLE #5 container and recyclable aluminum top. You must empty the grounds and rinse the cup before recycling. We also suggest you compost the grounds.

*Reminder: Equal Exchange products are available in the meetinghouse lobby on the second Sunday of the month. They are organic and fair trade. If you would like to order a full case of Single-Serve Cups from Equal Exchange, contact Kat Dargan at katdargan@gmail.com. A case of six boxes (12 cups per box) is $50. We will have boxes of six available without pre-ordering for $8.50.

** http://www.sierraclub.org/EVguide/sierra/video/k-cups-have-never-been-more-terrifying

CAT* Box

Fracking in Connecticut?
Sunday, March 8 at 1:00

This Sunday, March 8th, 1-3 p.m. the SLC/CAT committee is sponsoring a program led by Jen Siskind, a Glastonbury resident. Jen is the local representative for Food & Water Watch which “champions healthy food and clean water for all.”
Jen, a native of Pennsylvania where fracking is heavily used, will show us the process and dangers of hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking.” She will explain how it affects Connecticut, even though there is no actual fracking in our state. Find out what local towns are doing to protect their water supply, and what you may want to do in your town.
A soup and dessert lunch will be provided for all who attend. Please join us!

*Climate Action Team