Mt. Zion is a Disciples of Christ Green Chalice Congregation. These congregations have pledged to follow earth-friendly practices. To receive that designation, Mt. Zion made the following commitments:
We installed a new, more efficient furnace and cooling system, including a programmable thermostat.
We are committed to using ecologically-friendly paper and cleaning products.
We recycle bulletins, mail, aluminum, and plastic.
We installed solar lights in two areas outside.
We provide bird feeders in the winter and have installed one bird house. If it is used this year, we will install others.
Our lawn and mowing is managed by a farmer who follows approved methods.
Since we are only in the building about three hours per week, we leave a small footprint in the use of water and electricity for lighting.