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Green Sanctuary

Opt Up: Watertown Electricity Choice

With encouragement from The Green Sanctuary Committee, First Parish Watertown and the First Parish parsonage recently joined households and businesses in Watertown in opting up to 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy for their electricity. In the fall of 2019 Watertown residents with Eversource accounts began to receive 51 percent of their electricity from renewable sources. Watertown joined over 140 other Massachusetts communities engaged in electricity aggregation to provide energy...

Green Sanctuary Survey

The Green Sanctuary Committee would like your input on the role of their Committee in the life of First Parish, and the importance of environment issues in your life.    Please fill out their survey at this link. Thank you.

On Bottled Water

The global marketing and consumption of bottled water has quadrupled since 1990. Many major corporations have profited from the bottled water industry at the expense of the environment, human health and municipal water supplies. Coca-Cola owns Desani, Pepsi owns Aquafina and Nestle owns Poland Springs. According to the National Resource Defense Council 25 percent of bottled water is tap water in a bottle. Municipal water supplies are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Bottled...

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The Green Sanctuary Committee is charged with informing members about environmental issues and helping to transform individual lives and the church’s building and programs so that we can all reduce our carbon footprint and avert greater environmental desecration.

February 2024