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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." Psalm 24:1-2

street cleanStreet 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 March 15, 4:00 pm, in the parking lot.


Dr. Doug TallamyOutside Event
Monarch presents:
"Bringing Nature Home”
A free lecture by author Doug Tallamy
Saturday, March 21, 7 pm; Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, fifth floor

Because our yards and gardens are essential parts of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, it is essential that we keep them in working order. Dr. Tallamy will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasize the ecological, educational, physical and emotional benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Doug Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens which was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. His book The Living Landscape, co- authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.

SAGE Library Update
SAGE Lending LibraryThe SAGE library has grown to 95 books which have been donated for your edification and enjoyment. Please sign the clipboard when you take a book and when you return it, put the card back into the book and place it on the shelf.

A must read which has been donated is Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben, well known environmentalist. This is an elegant and deeply inspiring front-row seat in the global battle against fossil companies and intensely local life. It is beautifully written.