We recognize the rights of nature by acknowledging that we share the earth with many creatures – animals, fish, insects, reptiles – and plants or all types, big and small. All have value in our ecosystems. Their survival and ours are intertwined. We need them and they need us. Join Earth Ministry in the Community Room after service on April 23 to learn more about the many ways you can help improve the world for creatures, plants, and you!
Learn how to protect and attract pollinators. In our home landscapes and at UUCW we can create space that nurtures other creatures. One step we can take is to limit or avoid pesticides and herbicides on our lawns and gardens. We can also take steps to create habitats to support other species. When we plant trees we help birds, insects and animals find food and safety. Shade of the trees then cools out homes. When we grow plants that attract pollinators, we feed them nectar, and they help us grow food. We will give away native pollinator plants to 16 interested people and provide additional handouts.
Make an Earth-friendly shopping bag! Earth Ministry will show people how to upcycle t-shirts and make no-sew bags. Please bring adult t-shirts to create your own shopping bag.
Create a nature mandala. Mandalas made with things found in nature recognize our connection to the earth and all its living things. Natural items like twigs, leaves, flowers, small pinecones, and acorns will be available in the Community Room so all you need to add is your creativity. Let Kelly Bognar know when you feel your mandala is complete and she will take a photo of your creation. Mandala photos will be posted in the Community Room the following Sunday.