Saint Andrew Group
for Ecology (SAGE)
As members of Saint Andrew Christian Church, believing that the earth is God's and all life is sacred, it is with humility, awe, and wonder we seek ways to live in harmony with and as faithful stewards of God's creation.
"The Earth is God's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers."
SAGE purchased 96 butterfly milkweed plants from the non-profit Monarch Watch.
64 plants will be sold to SACC families on May 10th.
32 plants will be planted on the church grounds on May 17th.
What: SAGE ~ BUTTERFLY MILKWEED SALE
When: Mother's Day, May 10th ~ after each service
Where: Saint Andrew Christian Church on the patio, weather permitting, or inside if it rains
Why: SAGE would like our church families to join in the "major new campaign" sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to save the MONARCH BUTTERFLY in North America. The wildlife service pledged $2 million for to plant 200,000 acres of milkweed on lands the agency controls. In the Kansas City region, these areas could include Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the Wildlife Refuge and the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. This is wonderful news!
But the major key is that the service is calling on people to plant milkweed in their own gardens to help replace millions of acres of milkweed lost!
SAGE will host a Milkweed Planting Day on May 17th.
The Youth will work with SAGE to plant numerous baby milkweed plants on the church grounds.
Anyone is welcome, so come and join in the fun! Time to be announced.
"We have to do that, or else we're going to lose them, stated Chip Taylor, a professor of ecology at University of Kansas and founder of the non-profit Monarch Watch.
HELP us with our goal of making St. Andrew a welcoming habitat, so we can increase the population of the beautiful MONARCH BUTTERFLY!!!
SAGE Earth Day Challenge Results!
The Saint Andrew family eagerly responded to the SAGE EARTH DAY CHALLENGE! With this year being Earth Day's 45th anniversary, SAGE set a goal to create awareness and action for our church community on refusing the use of one time plastic bags. We ended our month-long challenge with a GRAND TOTAL: 3,470 points!!! Our next challenge is a year-long one. We encourage you to inspire awareness and appreciation for earth's environment. Let's all try to
remember to continue our good habits and practice our slogan: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REFUSE!
Street Clean Up
Now that the construction is nearing completion, we will have started Street Clean Up of our adopted stretch of 127th Street. We meet next on May 17, 5:00 pm, in the parking lot.