Green Team July Focus

This Month’s focus: “Switch to an Electric Vehicle”


From the United Nations' webpage "Actions for a Healthy Planet"

If you plan to buy a car, consider going electric, with more and cheaper models coming on the market. In many countries, electric cars help reduce air pollution and cause significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gas or diesel-powered vehicles. But many electric cars still run on electricity produced from fossil fuels, and the batteries and engines require rare minerals which often come with high environmental and social costs. Switching from a gasoline or diesel-powered car to an electric vehicle can reduce your carbon footprint by up to two tons of CO2e per year. A hybrid vehicle can save you up to 700 kilograms of CO2e per year.


Here are past and future installments:

January –  “Saving Energy at Home”

February –  “Speak Up” (centered around Washington State Legislation)

March - “Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle”

April –  “Plastics” or “Consider Your Travel”

May – “Walk, Bike or take Public Transport”

June – “Plant Native Species”

July – “Switch to an Electric Vehicle”

August – “Eat More Vegetables”

September – “Throw Away Less Food”

October – “Clean Up your Environment”

November – “Change Your Home’s Source of Energy”

December – “Make your Money Count”


(Each Monthly Focus was selected to correspond to the Season of the Year)

The First Congregational Church ‘Green Team’ hopes to help our faith community focus on just one or two items or ideas you and/or your family can try each month: to reduce our carbon footprint; suggest ideas for what you can specifically do; reinforce our monthly ritual in Worship; bring hope to our efforts individually and together on Climate Justice. Comments? Send them to Nancy Fayram or Mark Gale.


What can you do?


Try one or two ideas each month. Give us feedback how we are doing.