Fredericksburg SHINES

Leading the Way in Sustainability

August 31, 2013
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Come Along for the Tour!

Fredericksburg SHINES, a local organization dedicated to educating the public about sustainable living, will host a Fredericksburg fall tour of homes to spotlight local examples of sustainable-living practices. Nine homes are on the tour which will be Saturday, Sept. 14, … Continue reading

June 28, 2011
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Fredericksburg Supports the Freecycle

The Earth Stewards Team at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church of Fredericksburg, Texas held their first sustainability event:   a "freecycle" for the church and the surrounding community on June 25, 2011.   The concept was straightforward and similar to a garage sale … Continue reading

June 17, 2011
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"Get All You Need" or "Let it Go"

Several months I formed a sustainability team at my home church. We’re calling ourselves "Earth Stewards" and we’re hosting our first sustainability event for our local community. I’ve included the details below. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church of Fredericksburg, Texas is … Continue reading

January 31, 2011
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Maybe I Should Get out More

Every so often I feel a strong urge  to get outdoors and reconnect with the natural world.   When I still lived in Chicago I’d  often take public transportation or bicycle to some outdoor place where I could relax, "chill out" and reconnect … Continue reading

October 15, 2010
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Green Church (European Style)

I often catch myself thinking back to my summer trip to Europe.   So many wonderful sights and sounds captured my attention during our five country tour.   My family and I were particularly impressed by the magnificent architecture and artistry we … Continue reading

January 29, 2010
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“It’s Just Good Stewardship”

Last Sunday, during our church’s adult education hour, I had reason to lay on a big smile"¦One of our pastors announced that our church was  making the transition from disposable Styrofoam ® (technically called Polystyrene) cups to reuse of coffee mugs during … Continue reading