We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Earth Day, April 22 – Announcing a trashy contest

You, too, can reduce the use of plastic!

The theme for 2023, “Invest in Our Planet” is the same theme as 2022. The focus continues to be on reducing greenhouse gases to keep global warming below 1.5C.  

One of the continuing themes of  Earth Day is to reduce our use of plastics.   

The Earth Day site has a plastics calculator this year – https://www.earthday.org/plastic-pollution-calculator-2/

Use this calculator to learn about how many plastic items you  consume and discard every year.

Consider all the types of plastics you use. For every material listed, you’ll see three boxes. In the first box, fill in your daily consumption of the specific item. The second box will auto-populate with your total consumption every year. The third row is your projected reduction of this type of plastic for the year. 

How much plastic can you eliminate from your life?  Catherine challenges you to use the plastic calculator. See how much you can reduce your plastic use and consumption in the month of April.  If we all work on this problem, we can make a positive difference for the earth. 

Announcing a trashy contest!    

One day recently,  walking only  20 minutes in our neighborhood, we bagged up these plastics shown in the picture.

Prizes will be given at the end of April at St Peter’s in the following categories for trash you pick up and throw away on walks. 

Amount of trash picked up—submit photos of your trash to Catherine.  The person with the most trash wins. 

The grossest piece of trash—if you find something particularly gross, send Catherine a photo of your object. 

The smallest piece of trash—send a photo of your smallest piece of trash.  The smallest item wins. 

The largest piece of trash—send a photo of your largest piece of trash.  The largest item wins. 

Prizes will be awarded on the last Sunday of April.