Green Team

Who we are and what we do

“Care for the earth is a requirement of our faith. We are called to live our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation, protecting both people and the planet.”(from the 7 Significant Themes of Catholic Social Teaching)

In 2008 a group of parishioners, who were inspired by this Catholic Social Teaching on protecting the earth and renewing its resources, formed the GREEN TEAM. Our objectives are:

  •  To make people, especially our parishioners, aware of the Catholic Social Teaching on recycling
  •  To provide our parish and neighborhood with tools to help them recycle, reuse, reduce waste
  • ABITIBI bins are in the back of the parking lot to recycle paper only
  • Paper drives on the last weekend of every month encouraged parishioner to bring their paper to be recycled.
  • Recycling books and periodicals from IU’s medical library and a law library helped pay for our new hymnals.
  •  ABITIBI pays $5 per 1 ton; $15 per ton if 4 tons or more; $20 per ton if 8 tons or more. We can generate funds for our parish with recycling.  Unfortunately the bottom has dropped out of the recycled paper business, so ABITIBI has had to suspend payment for paper as of March 2014.  Hopefully this will reverse itself before years end.  We will continue to recycle paper to keep it out of the waste stream.
  • General recycling bins are in the back of the parking lot for recycling cans, bottles, cardboard plastic, and phone books. We get free garbage pickup for our parish by having these bins
  • available to the community.
  • To implement recycling of paper, plastic, and other recyclable items in our parish
  • Blue recycle wastebaskets are in every office. A GREEN team member empties them every week.
  •  Special garbage cans displaying cans, plastic bottles, and other recyclables are displayed on the cans to guide and encourage their use. GREEN team members empty them into the bins in the back of the parking lot.
  • To continue awareness of the need to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle

How can you help?

  1. Recycle at home by using the community recycle bins. If you have none, bring your items to the bins in the parking lot.
  2. Bring your used newspapers and other paper to put in the ABITIBI bins.
  3. Promote recycling at school, at work, and at all celebrations and community events.
  4. Include a recycling plan in every parish event.
  5. Utilize special garbage cans for recyclables at all parish events.
  6. VOLUNTEER to help or join the GREEN TEAM. Call or contact one of our team.

members:
Marshall Anderson 663-9475 wanders@iun.edu
Fay Iorio 988-2963 fiorio@netnitco.net
Mickey Manoski 680-9478 mmanoski06@comcast.net
Joyce Wright 988-7334 jwright423@netnitco.net
Della VanderPol 662-6394 dvpol@att.net

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