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  • Updates from Crosslake Presbyterian Church: solar panels and other projects

    Published May 28, 2015

    Submitted by pastor emeritus and chair of the congregation’s Energy Stewardship Task Force, Rev. Rodger Grussing

     

     

     

    Our modest photo- voltaic (p-v) system has been operating for a year and a half. Our “above code” building is now 12 years old. The geothermal system has been operating for nearly twelve years and the forest was purchased 14 years ago. Wind generated electricity units have been purchased for eleven years.

    Recently, financial and volunteer energy concerns led session to postpone an expansion of the p-v because the congregation was in the midst constructing an addition to the building built largely with ...

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    From Eco-Journey

  • Learn more about Western Sahara

    Published May 27, 2015

    by Nathan Jumper

    Basic Facts

    Western Sahara is formally listed by the United Nations as a “Non-Self-Governing Territory.” This means that it possess neither independence nor formal incorporation in another country. Located on the Northwestern coast of African, South of Morocco and North of Mauritania, the Western Sahara is comprised of a population estimated at 550,000, most of whom are Sunni Muslim. From the late 1800s through 1976, Western Sahara was a colony of Spain and, as is often the case of former colonies, Western Saharan boundaries still reflect the interests of its colonizing power. There is currently an ...

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  • "Earth Care Day Camp" at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church

    Published May 27, 2015

    Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR last year helped to organize and host an "Earth Care Day Camp." The team provided for transportation, a nutritious snack and lunch every day for the campers, and introduced the 16 youth and 9 children to themes of water, trees, watershed management, food gardens, pollinators, wildlife habitat, wildlife. Tangible enhancements included increased native planting, the establishment of two pollinator gardens, increased water sources for wildlife, and a re-planting of a demonstration garden as an alternative to lawn. Only 3 of the 25 young people had had previous contact with CHPC and most brought ...

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