The Climate Action Now Network, CANN is a volunteer citizen group based in the Town of Blue Mountains. Our teams work to reduce the carbon footprint in the area, and collaborate to create resilient communities. The Green Team started out by encouraging the Grace congregation to be environmentally friendly in our work and ministry. After enhancing our recycling program, the Green Team successfully spearheaded the initiatives to use eco-friendly cleaning products and to have Grace declared a packaged-water-free zone. The Green Team has moved into the community, hosting the film Resilience, which has spawned a community-based climate change working group. In the summer of 2019, the Green team started up a “Waste-Disposal” outreach at the weekly summer “Music in the Park.”
Other Green Team projects:
Plastic film recycling through Grey Highlands. Contact Norine Baron 519-599-2442 or Diana Dolmer 519-378-4734 to arrange for pickup/drop off.
Stamps: We still make available the opportunity to save your used postage stamps for the Oxfam Stamp Program. Norine Baron is our contact at 519-599-2442 for pick up/drop off.
Styrofoam & drywall: CANN collaborated with Blue Mountains council and staff to have styrofoam and drywall recycled at the local landfill.
Natural burials: Currently CANN is sharing information with town staff and council about Natural Burials and is asking for a few acres of land in the local cemetery for a Natural Burial site. National Burials are the traditional method of burying our dead with no embalming, no casket and no vault. The community may have input into the design of the plan – a lavender field, a wildflower garden. See the latest paper edition of the Blue Mountain Review for more information on natural burials or e-mail email@example.com
For more information about the Green Team, please talk to Diana Dolmer, or contact the Church Office.