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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Seeing Green in More Ways Than One

Westwinds is seeing green in more ways than one. In May of ‘08 we ditched paper cups with plastic lids and cardboard sleeves for ceramic mugs, stopped purchasing plastic creamer containers and began having local businesses help with donations of organic fair-trade coffee. Because of these steps, we have seen some very exciting results.

•We have halted nearly 8000 gallons of garbage from being dumped into our landfill (about the size of the tanker in the photo above).
•We have saved over $1,500.00 in cups, lids, sleeves, coffee and creamers.
•We are hearing many individual stories about how the steps we are taking at the church are influencing people’s recycling and conservation habits at home.

Do you have a story about how Westwinds’ green outlook has inspired you? Leave a comment.

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