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Eco-Justice Resolutions

a Resolution on Environmental Stewardship

FEBRUARY 7 – 9, 2003

TITLE:  Environmental Stewardship


The Rev. Allan H. Cole, Environmental Stewardship, Chair

Be it resolved that the Nineteenth Annual convention of the Diocese of East Tennessee intends to lead this diocese into the right and respectful use of all the gifts and responsibilities God has bestowed upon us by urging all parishes and members to make a careful study of our conservation efforts and to adopt one or more of the following conservation measures:

 Recycling and Re-use:

  • Make double-sided copies
  • Re-use the back of waste paper as draft documents or in-house memos
  • Cut lawn before grass requires raking and disposing
  • Use mugs and non-disposable place settings for potluck/coffee hour, etc.
  • Purchase recycled content papers when possible including ledger paper, napkins, paper towels, etc.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when not in use
  • Purchase low wattage or compact florescent bulbs
  • Purchase energy efficient appliances
  • Purchase durable goods as opposed to cheaper disposable goods
  • Consider, if careful study suggests, the purchase of one or more blocks of Green Power per year
  • Consider possible ways to conserve gasoline, such as carpooling, public transportation, etc. 
  • Purchase cleaners, chemicals, and other products that are biodegradable
  • Properly dispose of any hazardous materials at a city facility 

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