Evergreen Pine

Be a part of our EverGREEN Pine Team. As people of faith we know the importance of being good stewards of the earth. So, we'd like to put together an EverGREEN Pine Team to work towards making Pine a more environmentally friendly church while being supportive of free trade and sustainable businesses.

And, if you'd like to be a part of the EverGREEN Pine Team and/or the Church and Society committee, we welcome you!

Switch to Green Household Cleaners

There's no doubt about it - we live in a chemical world.

Tens of thousands of 'cleaning' chemicals are manufactured, used and released into the environment every day. Many of these man-made chemicals have never been properly tested for their safety and many have been linked to serious health problems in humans and wildlife. Phosphates in detergents pollute rivers and streams where they can lead to an overgrowth of river plants, ultimately starving fish and other aquatic life of oxygen.

Hazardous chemicals have had a global impact - they have contaminated the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat, and can be found in natural ecosystems from the tropics to once pristine polar regions. So why not switch to biodegradable, phosphate-free, non- petrochemical based household cleaners, such as Ecover or Bio D (now available in many supermarkets).

Want to crank it up a notch? If merely switching products isn't enough of a challenge, how about making your own household cleaning products. It's easier than it sounds. Some basic essential ingredients:

At Home

You don't have to live in total darkness every day to make a difference. Just follow these five quick and easy tips.

Turning the lights off for Earth Hour is a great first step, but if you really want to see a difference, then make Earth Hour part of your everyday life. Simple things like turning off appliances while not in use and switching your light globes to energy efficient bulbs, will all help us reach our goal of reducing our annual emissions by 5%. Even something as simple as turning out lights when you're not in a room and switching to cleaner sources of electricity like "green power", make a big difference.

At Work