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Climate Connections Pilot Program

St. Andrew’s is one of 8-10 congregations in the diocese participating in the Climate Connections Program. This is a project of the Bishop’s Commission on Climate Change. We hope to address the increase in climate disasters with this program. Climate change is increasing the rate and severity of natural disasters resulting from atmospheric conditions, including increase in extreme heat waves, wildfires, severe storms and flooding. Because disasters are much more than the moment at which they happen, the prospect of major disasters occurring multiple times within a decade raises the prospect that communities that could have recovered from one disaster will collapse because they lack the capacity to recover over and over again. In

Southern California, the greatest increase in risk is for wildfires, extreme heat, and floods from severe storms.


We will kick off the program on Mother’s Day (May 14) during the 10 a.m. service with a special guest speaker. Dr. Lucy Jones will join us for our Mother’s Day brunch and will tell us more about the program during the service. You all know Dr. Jones from her work as a seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. She now runs the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society whose mission is to activate the use of science in the creation of more resilient communities. 


Coffee Hour Composting

During Fellowship Hour, we will begin composting our organic waste. We have compostable cups for coffee and tea, plates, utensils and napkins. We plan to put all the compostable waste in cardboard boxes and/or a Waste Management organics bin and to remove the trash and recycling receptacles to reduce confusion about what items belong in what bins. We also ask those bringing snacks to use compostable or reusable materials whenever possible. And you are welcome to bring your own commuter cups.

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