Corvallis First United Methodist Church

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

1165 NW Monroe
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
(541) 752-2491

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.

  1. Eliminate our contribution to systematic increases in concentrations of substances from the earth’s crust. "Can the earth replace what I take or use?"
  2. Eliminate our contribution to systematic increases in substances produced by society. "Do my actions poison the earth, water, air?"
  3. Eliminate our contribution to encroachment upon nature. "Am I interfering with the regenerative capacity of our ecosystem?"
  4. 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 2017

We are pleased to share the 2017 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.

Committee Projects

Committee Minutes

Annual Reports

File Download Posted Date
Natural Step Annual Summary - 2008 Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Natural Step Annual Summary - 2007 Monday, December 31, 2007
Natural Step Annual Summary - 2006 Sunday, December 31, 2006
Natural Step Annual Summary - 2005 Saturday, December 31, 2005

Energy Audit - 2006

File Download Posted Date
Energy Audit Assessment - 2006 Sunday, December 31, 2006
Energy Audit Recommendations - 2006 Sunday, December 31, 2006

Miscellaneous Information

File Download Posted Date
Monthly Newsletter - June 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017
Unusual Recyclables Directory - 2017 Friday, May 12, 2017
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