To deepen our theological understanding and spiritual relationship toward creation and stewardship of our environment.
To provide education about current environmental issues including recycling and more responsible use of our limited natural resources.
To promote initiatives within our congregation and local community toward providing a healthy, responsible and sustainable future.
Access these links to learn more about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) advocacy programs and views about current environmental issues:
Bulletin Board / Calendar of Events
Green Team Annual Events:
“Free Market” – usually held in the Fall.
Earth Day Celebration – held on a Sunday in mid April, this fun event includes activities for kids, a plant exchange, opportunities to learn about and make “green” cleaning products, interesting nature facts, and delicious snacks!
Ongoing: wireless device recycling at St. Paul’s. Drop off any of these items in the green box located under the Green Team announcements board in the Narthex:
All cell phones, smart phones, PDA’s, iPods, digital cameras, and iPads regardless of age or condition
Rechargeable cell phone batteries
All accessories including: bluetooth, air cards, clips and cases
Paper manuals and plastic packaging
St. Paul’s Goes GREENER!
The Green Team is no longer collecting and sorting recyclable plastic, cans, and glass, and transporting these materials to local salvage and recycling facilities. Thanks to the efforts of Lee Shoemaker, longtime Green Team member, we now have a more efficient, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective way to collect and dispose of our recyclables and trash.
St. Paul’s now has two containers in the north end of the church parking lot. Everything deposited in these containers is recycled or turned into clean, renewable energy. The container on the RIGHT is for TRASH AND GARBAGE, which goes directly to a waste-to-energy plant in Conshohocken. This state-of-the-art facility converts 1,200 tons of waste per day into enough energy for about 40,000 homes!
The container on the LEFT is for RECYCLABLES (for example, plastic containers, aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles and jars, and cardboard). Everything in this container will be taken directly to a single-stream recycling station in Montgomeryville.
Newspapers, magazines and other misc. papers should be placed in the Abitibi containers located across from the recycling and trash containers. Do not put trash or garbage in the Abitibi paper recycling or recycle container.
To make sure the trash and recyclables inside our building are kept separate and disposed of in the appropriate containers outside, the Green Team has purchased individual, clearly marked bins for trash and recyclables. These bins have been placed in convenient locations throughout the building. We ask your cooperation in using them appropriately.
Since its formation in 2004, St. Paul’s Green Team has focused on Caring for Creation. Every earth-friendly action we take helps to preserve and protect our precious natural resources. By choosing a landfill-free waste handling company, St. Paul’s has once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship.
COMMUNITY HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING EVENTS
The links below lead to the main websites for recycling information for Bucks and Montgomery County. You can access recycling programs, schedules for hazardous waste & electronics recycling events, and other details on these sites. Note that there are separate events for hazardous waste and electronics. These items are not being collected together.
Souderton & Telford Borough Police Departments
Drop off old, expired, or no longer needed prescription drugs to the Souderton Police Department Headquarters Building located at 31 West Summit St. in the borough or at the Telford Police Headquarters on Penn Ave. in the borough. Disposal is free. Place drugs in a drop off box located at the rear of the Souderton building or inside the Telford building. Collection is ongoing. Both East and West Rockhill Township also collect year round.
Refrigerant Recovery & Equipment Recycling Co.
Free removal and recycling of appliances and equipment containing refrigerant. This includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers. EPA certified and licensed. Contact David York of Telford @ 215-723-8219 / cell 267-205-6079.
Green Team Meetings
Our ministry meets on the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, corner of S. Main St. and Lincoln Ave. in Telford (next to the Wells Fargo Bank). All meetings are open to visitors. Attend to learn more about recycling or discuss any environmentally related topic.
If you have a question about the Green Team or would like to get in touch, please fill out the information and someone will reach out to you. You can also call the church office directly at 215-723-8981.