Natural Step Committee
We are a congregation on a journey to Sustainability, recognizing that we are stewards of God’s creation for all generations, and believing that all human needs must be met equitably. The Natural Step Framework is our guide to Sustainability.
We can examine each of the four Natural Step Guiding Objectives and ask ourselves a question.
- Eliminate our contribution to systematic increases in concentrations of substances from the earth’s crust. "Can the earth replace what I take or use?"
- Eliminate our contribution to systematic increases in substances produced by society. "Do my actions poison the earth, water, air?"
- Eliminate our contribution to encroachment upon nature. "Am I interfering with the regenerative capacity of our ecosystem?"
- Remove barriers that undermine human ability to meet their needs worldwide. "Are the choices I make fair and equitable, making sure all humankind has enough?"
There are several ways to participate in Sustainability - on an individual level, through small group activities, through church education and workshop activities, as a member of the Sustainability/Natural Step Ministry Team, in community activities such as the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, as a member of other church organizations, and more.
New Unusual Recyclables Directory for 2016
We are pleased to share the 2016 edition of the Unusual Recyclables Directory, compiled in partnership with Albany First United Methodist Church and Philomath College United Methodist Church. This directory provides information on where to take items that cannot be recycled at the curbside nor put into the trash. The download file folds into a handy tri-fold reference.
|File Download||Posted Date|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - August 2016||Wednesday, September 21, 2016|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - June 2016||Tuesday, June 28, 2016|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - April 2016||Tuesday, April 26, 2016|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - February 2016||Monday, March 14, 2016|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - December 2015||Sunday, March 13, 2016|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - April 2015||Wednesday, May 06, 2015|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - February 2015||Tuesday, February 17, 2015|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - December 2014||Tuesday, January 13, 2015|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - October 2014||Wednesday, October 29, 2014|
|Natural Step Committee Minutes - August 2014||Tuesday, October 28, 2014|
Energy Audit - 2006
|File Download||Posted Date|
|Unusual Recyclables Directory - 2016||Tuesday, April 26, 2016|
|Natural Step Aspirations - 2015-2025||Monday, March 14, 2016|
|Natural Step Survey Results 2015||Sunday, February 08, 2015|
|Waste Management Guidelines for Corvallis FUMC||Wednesday, July 02, 2014|
|Unusual Recyclables Directory - 2014||Friday, April 25, 2014|
|Natural Step Core Values Decision Making||Wednesday, February 05, 2014|
|Adopt a Highway Information Sheet||Monday, November 11, 2013|
|Adopt a Highway Release Form||Monday, November 11, 2013|