Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Community Events for Earth Month and Earth Day

The Environmental Justice Team of First Church encourages you to seek out events in the Pioneer Valley to acknowledge Earth Month and Earth Day, April 22. Tuesday, April 17, 6–7:30 pm: The Sixteen Acres Library in Springfield will observe Earth  Day with Senator Eric Lesser discussing New Train Travel in [more…]

Clean Energy

Are You A Bystander? If you believe that global warming is real and largely the result of human activity, but don’t know what you, as an individual can do about it, or that your actions won’t make a difference, then consider taking the following action steps. During the next several [more…]

Styrofoam Banned for Church Use

The Environmental Justice Team has advised the church to ban use of Styrofoam for food products in our church and the church is in the process of doing so. Styrofoam is dangerous to your health.   Our team strongly advises all not to use Styrofoam for food use.  When in contact [more…]

Renewable Energy

Viridian is an independent energy provider which provides affordable renewable electricity in Massachusetts.  Sign up with Viridian and First Church will receive a monthly amount to support our mission and programs. Enrollment is free and only takes a few minutes.  Plus, your utility still delivers your energy, services your equipment, [more…]