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October 3 - October 24, 2018

Green Chalice Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Rev. amos acree's avatar
    Rev. amos acree 10/24/2018 12:27 PM
    I have long been non-user of plastic straws, recycling paper, plastic, glass, cans on weekly basis; as retired clergy still do most of any work I have to do preparing for supply preaching/teaching at home; my cars average around 33 miles gallon around town and more on longer trips.  In church I am part of the Green Chalice program and each month during Children's Word we do "Green Chalice" presentation;  Our church has banned all styrofoam for all users of facility, and encourage non-use one-time plastic ware/dinnerwear.  Also offered prayers for 21 youth who have sued Federal Government for not doing anything about climate change, and encouraged voters to vote for environmentally conscious politicians.

  • Nancy Kuppersmith's avatar
    Nancy Kuppersmith 10/18/2018 4:30 PM
    I have been doing many eco-friendly acts for many years.  I am in the process of remodeling an older home to down size.  Am investing in lots of insulation and recycling efforts.  Have solar now and am looking at ways to have solar at my new home.  Having solar is like magic.  It has decreased our electricity bill to under $30.00/ month and to think the energy comes from the sun!

  • Brian Frederick-Gray's avatar
    Brian Frederick-Gray 10/03/2018 7:12 PM
    Off to a Good Start
    I completed FOUR of my challenges on the first day of the EcoChallenge!

  • Brian Frederick-Gray's avatar
    Brian Frederick-Gray 10/02/2018 12:58 PM
    The EcoChallenge officially kicks off tomorrow!

    If you haven't set up your profile or put together your actions, this video from NWEI will show you how.

  • Brian Frederick-Gray's avatar
    Brian Frederick-Gray 9/19/2018 7:05 AM


    NWEI is having an EcoChallenge  webinar on September 20 at 1:00 pm PST. It will last about 30-45 minutes depending on how many questions they get (come with questions).

    The webinar is for anyone who wants to learn more about EcoChallenge - how it works, new features, tips for success, etc. You don't need to be a team captain to register. Sign-up by clicking here!

  • Brian Frederick-Gray's avatar
    Brian Frederick-Gray 8/23/2018 1:45 PM
    Small actions add up to big impact!
    Here are a few examples of what happens when thousands of actions are taken together. This is a glimpse from an April Eco Challenge:

    Up to 2677 lightbulbs were replaced
    Up to 150,402 pounds of CO2 saved
    Up to 56,169 Gallons of water saved
    Up to 183,396 minutes spent learning about creation care
    Up to 21,165 meatless or vegan meals consumed
    Up to 2,037 public officials and community leaders contacted 
    Up to 42,989 miles traveled by bike or bus