Green Chalice Program Congregations
…
… Live out our faith by
caring for creation.
… Strive to be good
stewards of God’s
c...
Webster Groves
Christian
Church IS a
Green Chalice
Congregation
Disciples of Christ
Coffee Project
We serve Fair
Trade Coffee
at Webster
Café …
Why Fair Trade?
Since 2005, the staff and administration at
DHM have served Fair Trade coffee
because we realize that our ...
How Fair Trade
Benefits Small
Farmers
Fair Trade provides the means for
small farmers to make enough
money to support them...
Check out the Green Chalice Table for
opportunities to buy your own Coffee, Tea,
Chocolate, and Snacks
If you have an outdated computer or two in your basement or old
cell phones packed away in a box, you’re not alone. Accord...
Why Recycle?
…
To protect Your Health and The
Environment …
To Create Local Jobs ….
To Support Your Community ….
To Conser...
BRING YOUR EXTRA GARDEN VEGETABLES,
FLOWERS AND HERBS …
TAKE WHAT YOU CAN USE
(Basket available for much appreciated
donat...
We grow our own tomatoes … among other
things 
Did You Know You Can Recycle
Your Regular Fluorescent and CFL
Light Bulbs? …
Recycle at
any Home
Depot or
Lowe’s
To learn more about our
efforts to save, recycle, and
use resources more
effectively, visit the Green
Chalice table …
To b...
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  • Welcome to e-cycle Missouri!
    If you have an outdated computer or two in your basement or old cell phones packed away in a box, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own approximately 24 electronic products per household. With a constant supply of newer, faster electronic products on the market, older models are continually replaced. As a result, electronics have become one of the fastest growing waste streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 2 million tons of televisions, cell phones, computer products and other electronics are disposed each year. Currently, only about 20 percent of these materials are recycled.
    Why Recycle?
    To Protect Your Health and the Environment - Did you know computer monitors and older televisions contain an average of four pounds of lead? In addition to lead, electronics can contain chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and brominated flame retardants. Properly reusing or recycling electronics prevents these heavy metals and other toxic materials from polluting our environment.
    To Create Local Jobs - Existing companies will hire more people to meet the growing workload. As the demand for electronics recycling grows, so will the need for new e-cycling business, especially in areas that don't already have drop-off centers. 
    To Support Your Community - By donating your unwanted, working electronics to a school or charity, you are providing that school, a low-income family, or non-profit agency with refurbished computers, cell phones, and other electronics. You are helping that person or group access technology that they could not otherwise afford.
    To Conserve Our Natural Resources - Valuable material can be recovered from old electronics, and these materials can be used to make new products. Did you know gold, copper and other precious metals are used in computer circuit boards and other electronic components? Lead, glass and plastics are used in televisions and computer monitors. By recovering and reusing these materials, we reduce the need to mine for new raw materials. Besides being possibly disruptive to the environment, mining requires large amounts of energy.
    How Can e-cycle Missouri Help?
    E-cycle Missouri is a program designed by private, public and nonprofit recyclers, federal, state and local governments, manufacturers, environmental groups and retail organizations to provide you with the how and where information you need to recycle your electronics.  We provide electronic equipment recyclers and demanufacturers with best management practices for collecting, processing and transporting e-scrap in Missouri in a way that protects the environment. We also help individuals and businesses choose a recycler that best meets their needs.
  • Why Recycle?
    To Protect Your Health and the Environment - Did you know computer monitors and older televisions contain an average of four pounds of lead? In addition to lead, electronics can contain chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and brominated flame retardants. Properly reusing or recycling electronics prevents these heavy metals and other toxic materials from polluting our environment.
    To Create Local Jobs - Existing companies will hire more people to meet the growing workload. As the demand for electronics recycling grows, so will the need for new e-cycling business, especially in areas that don't already have drop-off centers. 
    To Support Your Community - By donating your unwanted, working electronics to a school or charity, you are providing that school, a low-income family, or non-profit agency with refurbished computers, cell phones, and other electronics. You are helping that person or group access technology that they could not otherwise afford.
    To Conserve Our Natural Resources - Valuable material can be recovered from old electronics, and these materials can be used to make new products. Did you know gold, copper and other precious metals are used in computer circuit boards and other electronic components? Lead, glass and plastics are used in televisions and computer monitors. By recovering and reusing these materials, we reduce the need to mine for new raw materials. Besides being possibly disruptive to the environment, mining requires large amounts of energy.
    How Can e-cycle Missouri Help?
    E-cycle Missouri is a program designed by private, public and nonprofit recyclers, federal, state and local governments, manufacturers, environmental groups and retail organizations to provide you with the how and where information you need to recycle your electronics.  We provide electronic equipment recyclers and demanufacturers with best management practices for collecting, processing and transporting e-scrap in Missouri in a way that protects the environment. We also help individuals and businesses choose a recycler that best meets their needs.
  • Green chalice presentation show revised

    1. 1. Green Chalice Program Congregations … … Live out our faith by caring for creation. … Strive to be good stewards of God’s creation. … Use and share ideas and resources to enable us to walk gently on the earth.
    2. 2. Webster Groves Christian Church IS a Green Chalice Congregation
    3. 3. Disciples of Christ Coffee Project
    4. 4. We serve Fair Trade Coffee at Webster Café …
    5. 5. Why Fair Trade? Since 2005, the staff and administration at DHM have served Fair Trade coffee because we realize that our actions as consumers can support or discourage actions by businesses. By making the choice to buy fairly traded products, DHM has committed itself to helping provide health care, education and a better lifestyle for farmers, workers, and artisans around the world.
    6. 6. How Fair Trade Benefits Small Farmers Fair Trade provides the means for small farmers to make enough money to support themselves while using the premiums to improve their standard of living. Fair Trade is not a charity or handout; it is simply a process of
    7. 7. Check out the Green Chalice Table for opportunities to buy your own Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Snacks
    8. 8. If you have an outdated computer or two in your basement or old cell phones packed away in a box, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own approximately 24 electronic products per household. With a constant supply of newer, faster electronic products on the market, older models are continually replaced. As a result, electronics have become one of the fastest growing waste streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 2 million tons of televisions, cell phones, computer products and other electronics are disposed each year. Currently, only about 20 percent of these materials are recycled …
    9. 9. Why Recycle? … To protect Your Health and The Environment … To Create Local Jobs …. To Support Your Community …. To Conserve Our Natural Resources ….
    10. 10. BRING YOUR EXTRA GARDEN VEGETABLES, FLOWERS AND HERBS … TAKE WHAT YOU CAN USE (Basket available for much appreciated donations)   WGCC GARDEN TABLE
    11. 11. We grow our own tomatoes … among other things 
    12. 12. Did You Know You Can Recycle Your Regular Fluorescent and CFL Light Bulbs? … Recycle at any Home Depot or Lowe’s
    13. 13. To learn more about our efforts to save, recycle, and use resources more effectively, visit the Green Chalice table … To become part of the Green Chalice Team, ask any member of Koinonia Class or call the Church Office at (314) 961-3232

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