Environmental Stewardship

UMW RESPONSE magazine article about Rosie Pohlmann

The UMW national RESPONSE magazine for January 2015 has an article about Rosie Pohlmann entitled “Making It Happen: Environmental Justice” by SHIRLEY STRUCHEN telling how Rosie Pohlmann and SPSA’s Green Team work for climate justice on small and large scales and  also  “create a bottle cap tree” from the “This & That…More Than A Cookbook”…

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SP&SA Members Join Interfaith Vigil for Lima Climate Talks

It was windy and frigid this afternoon as a prayerful group of people stood vigil in Union Square for climate talks being held this week in Lima, Peru. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faith leaders contributed prayers and meditations in turn, musicians lead the group in song, and attendees held signs signifying their faiths…

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Steward Profile: Siobhan Sargent

This week Siobhan Sargent, who is the Associate Pastor at SP&SA as well as a great help in all our greening initiatives, shares her uplifting perspective on what it means to be a steward. How does caring for and/or relating to the earth tie in with your faith? I believe that there is a lot…

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Community Table with CSA Veggies

Every Summer and into the Fall, St. Paul and St. Andrew hosts two CSAs that run out of our courtyard. A CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is a program by which individuals, families or groups can buy a weekly share of vegetables from a local farm. It is a way to support local,…

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Steward Profile: Susan Turner Pohlmann

Welcome to Steward Profiles, the new, weekly feature on members of the community who are answering the call to be stewards of the earth. Our first featured steward, Susan Turner Pohlmann, is a long-time member at SP&SA and core member of the Green Team. Below, a few of Susan’s thoughts on what stewardship means to…

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Making Our Garden Grow

Ever since the Green Team was established a little less than a year ago, we’ve had dreams of gardening in the Church. Now, we are making those dream come true! Our first gardening project is to transform our courtyard, which lies nestled between SP&SA, St. Ignatius and some residences to the north, into a vibrant…

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Sunday Composting

We are three weeks into the Organics Program at SP&SA, and all participating programs are doing a beautiful job sorting out the organics waste so that DSNY can truck it off to be composted. After today’s beautiful service, the Green Team collected all the organic waste from coffee hour for the first time. This will…

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Compost for Lent!

To celebrate the building-wide composting program set to launch March 3rd, the Green Team is proposing a special at-home composting challenge for Lent 2014. Details are below. Please let us know if you would like to participate in the challenge, and feel free to invite others to join as well! THE CHALLENGE The challenge is…

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Get Ready For Composting!

After a meeting this Tuesday morning with DSNY, WSCAH, WEME and SP&SA (what a lot of acronyms!), our beautiful building is on track to be a far more sustainable one as well! Starting the first week of March, food scraps will be collected from the WSCAH pantry, WSCAH kitchen and WEME kitchen and diverted to…

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The Inklings of Activity

It is January, and the face of the earth is barren and dead. A blizzard is sweeping across the city as I write, the temperature dropping into the inhospitable negatives. Outwardly, this appears to be the most lifeless time of the year. Inwardly, however, it is the most lively: the soil is a hotbed of…

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