Creation Care Team

Posts and updates from the COS Creation Care Team

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Earth Friendly Habits – Cleaning

This week’s sustainability tip is about cleaning. There are several ways to cut back on waste when it comes to...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Sustainable Outdoors

From the COS Creation Care Team: Summer is nearly here! And that means camping season is upon us. This week’s...

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Earth-Friendly Habits – Water

As we head into summer, we need to think about hydration and how we use plastic.  Each year, United States...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Shade Grown Coffee

Another habit from the COS Creation Care Team: What’s the big deal about shade grown coffee? According to Scientific American,...

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Tree Planting at COS

On April 24, many volunteers came out to several different sites in Grand Rapids, including Church of the Servant, to...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Feminine Hygiene Products

From Jessica LeFebre, member of the Creation Care Team at COS: This week’s sustainability tip is an important one for...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Catalogs

Another earth-friendly habit to think about this week. If you receive too many catalogs, including some that you never requested...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Laundry

Let’s talk about laundry and the use of plastics. Before plastic was regularly produced, laundry soap was provided as flakes...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Toilet Paper

Another sustainability tip to consider this week. Let’s talk about something we use daily….toilet paper. Roughly 27,000 trees are cut...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Let’s Talk Toothbrushes

Let’s talk toothbrushes! A standard toothbrush is made of a hard plastic handle and a set of soft nylon bristles....

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Earth Friendly Habits – Shampoo and Conditioner

Another earth-friendly habit to think about this week. Have you ever considered how much plastic is wasted because of shampoo...

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Earth Friendly Habits – Plastic Bags

Earth Friendly Habits from Ginny Kuilema, member of the CCT’s Earth-Friendly Habits team: Plastic Bags – “Non-compostable plastic bags can...

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