Area Green Teams Join to Form DelMarVa Green
Representatives from three area Green Teams—Epworth, St. Peter’s, and Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware—along with Delaware Interfaith Power and Light (DeIPL), met on May 21 at Epworth Church to form DelMarVa Green.
Its mission is to create an awareness of the effect pollution is having on our Earth, to educate people on how to adopt more environmentally sustainable habits, and to take action. Additionally, it aims to advocate and foster support for Green Initiatives, personally and at the local and state level.
A key objective of the group is working with local municipalities and agencies to develop plans to address recycling, reduce/eliminate single use plastics, encourage clean, efficient use of energy, and improve water quality. The group also will be working at the state level to address such issues as renewable energy.
On Tuesday, June 18, the DelMarVa Green Team met at the International Student Outreach Program (ISOP) dinner at Epworth. Team members and DeIPL interns interviewed students from many countries to find out their thoughts about the effect of climate change on their homelands and how the causes and impacts are being addressed.
DelMarVa Green will be holding meetings in various locations in the area on a monthly basis. Non-secular organizations that share an interest in environmental concerns, as well as secular ones, are invited to send representatives to any upcoming meetings.
For information, check the DelMarVa Green site on Facebook or email Janet Taylor-Smith.▼