Bluegrass is committed to being an example and playing its part in preserving these precious resources.
As a church, we not only practice, but we encourage our congregation to practice compassionate and considerate environmental care. We are actively working to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling, using paper products made from recycled materials, and using electricity generated by wind power. In an effort to reduce the use of paper, our weekly bulletin is available online.
We sell Fair Trade coffee and chocolate produced by small farmers in the Global South who meet high standards of environmental protection and sustainability.
We also participate in the zero-waste TerraCycle Program by asking our members to bring in their used plastics to be sent to a center that upcycles, recycles, and repurposes them without environmental impact.
Bluegrass embraces the United Church of Christ’s positions on environmental justice and supports the denomination’s environmental ministries.
We are proud to be designated by the UCC as a Creation Justice Church by the United Church of Christ and a Green Check Bronze Level organization by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
In an effort to reduce the use of paper during our worship services, our regular Sunday morning bulletins are available to view on your mobile device at bluegrasschurch.org/bulletin.
TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills.
Acradia Power is a free service that connects you to clean energy and helps you spend less on your power bills. They are your connection to clean energy and savings.