SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
WELCOME to TINA DRISCOLL -The new Office Administrator and Building Coordinator
On July 3
Tina Driscoll began her new role with us at EMUC. She has had a variety of roles managing offices and facilities but said her most important job has been as a mom to her daughter and son. She feels now is the time for her next chapter and is thrilled to be here. Growing up in the United Church, Tina is an active member of Munn’s United Church in Oakville. She is a member of the unified Board, is Co-chair of the Community Development Committee, has provided office relief for vacations and sings in the choir. Please drop by the office to say hi and introduce yourself. Join us in welcoming Tina!
A huge thank you is extended to all those who were involved in the search for our new Office and Building Administrator. The processes of developing a job description, advertising, interviewing and checking references took many volunteer hours and we are deeply appreciative to
Laura Macro, Kathy Andres, Sylvia Arnold, Rev. Kathi, Trish Campbell and David Leeder and the lead organizer, Heather Bunting.
We are delighted to welcome Tina Driscoll to this staff position and to the EMUC family!
The garden under the front sign of the church has proven to be a challenge to maintain over the last few years. It needs to be redesigned to include more low maintenance plants.
If interested in helping with strategy, design, redeploying plants, etc. please contact Mary Anna, by email please -
INFORMATION FROM PEEL WASTE
This is the second part of an article received by Peel Waste. The first was printed in last week's Friday message. They are condensed from of a 4 page publication.
Peel Waste is trying to improve the quality of recovery material that can be sold to the market. Starting in the fall of 2019 Peel is upgrading its material recovery system. This means the recyclable items are sorted and processed into a better quality material for sale to the overseas market. Peel is investing in new technology like Anaerobic Digestion and Mixed Waste processing as well.
Recycling is a complex industry. Peel is exploring how to simplify the act of recycling to help make it easier for the residents to properly participate. Currently a fifth to a quarter of materials put in the blue box are not recyclable. Contamination of product makes it difficult to sell.
Processing our blue box items comes with a cost. Some items have a negative end market and Peel pays to have these items diverted, i.e., glass. There is a cost in staff and equipment to remove garbage from the recyclables because of the extra step to sort.
Peel continues to advocate for consistent programs across the province and all sectors, work places, schools, public spaces as well as homes. Remember recycling correctly means a better quality product to sell and a higher demand for our material. Money in Peel's pocket.
Peel is actively advocating for extended producer responsibility which means that the manufacturers will be responsible for recycling their own products. This would lessen the burden on the taxpayer. Hopefully, the idea would encourage manufacturers produce items that can be recycled. You too could influence manufacturers by making a choice not to buy if you felt packaging is in excess.
Submitted by Mary Anna Williams
REQUEST FROM DEACON'S CUPBOARD
Do you have Canadian Tire money that you could donate to Deacon's Cupboard to help purchase items for the operation of the Cupboard?
If so, place it in the box at the back of the sanctuary. Every small amount helps. Thank-you. Linda Leeder
FUNDSCRIP is an innovative fundraising program that asks you to purchase gift cards in order to pay for regular items you buy every month. A percentage of the cards purchased through FUNDSCRIP is donated back to our church.
Order forms for gift cards are available the last Sunday of every month.
next order date is August 25th.
Speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.