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Gethsemane Green Team

If you are passionate about caring for creation, put your passion to work by joining the Gethsemane Green Team!

Join Us

This GLC small group meets at church on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. to work on projects that promote sustainability both within our church and the community. We also host green-themed educational and social outings. If you want to make a difference and enjoy collaborating with others, we would love to have you join us!

Contact Kendrick Paulson ( or Bev Gillen ( for more information.

Earth-Friendly Efforts

Here’s a list of the initiatives already in place. We look forward to adding new projects to the list in the coming year!

  • LED lights throughout the building that save $5,000 per year.
  • Recycling program with separate bins for paper, compost, and trash.
  • Organics recycling program which eliminates amount of waste going into the trash.
  • No-Styrofoam policy.
  • Sunday morning coffee and catered events that use washable china and flatware.
  • Elimination of plastic straws and stir sticks.
  • Glazed, pottery-style, washable Communion cups instead of plastic.
  • Sidewalk salt is biodegradable and safe for earth and animals.
  • High-efficiency insulation in the education wing roof.
  • Energy-efficient, low-E rated windows.
  • Shredded document waste is recycled into toilet paper.
  • Produce exchange during Rally Day.
  • Eco palms for Palm Sunday.
  • Recycled scraps from the Quilter’s group used as fiber filler in commercial products.

Upcoming Eco Events

March 2020 – Three Rivers Parks Climate Conversation series (FREE!)