Green Sanctuary Challenge Questions
As a Green Sanctuary, our congregation is challenged on an on-going basis to consider the following:
What are your energy usage patterns and current conservation practices?
What are the local recycling procedures and what is your level of compliance?
What are the existing policies for use of non-disposable materials, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, etc.?
What existing church policies govern purchasing and investing decisions? Are your investments in keeping with your environmental and other social values?
Do you have landscaping policies that direct use of native species, landscape chemicals, etc?
What current religious education programs relate to the environment for both children and adults?
How well does your worship integrate the wisdom of the Earth?