Friday, May 6, 2016, the Peace, Justice and Care of Creation Committee (now known as the Peace, Justice and Ecology Committee) or PJ & E committee) met at Salem Heights. Present were: Sisters Ceil Taphorn, Jeanette Buehler, Martha Bertke, Marita Beumer, Patty Kremer, Catherine Nader, Mary Lou Schmersal and Mary Wendeln.
Some decisions were made and ideas surfaced. One idea was “…to investigate the possibility of executing an energy audit at Salem Heights (at three of our buildings: i.e., Farmhouse, Orchard House and the Congregational Office Building) to determine how we can better conserve energy.”
Since that time, our Community Council has followed through on that idea and the committee is so grateful for what they have done. This is one example of how grassroots and leadership can collaborate and make good things happen.
By Mary Lou Schmersal
Assembly Directives: Act responsibly in the use and care of our planet’s resources