Minister's Message

Hello Friends!

   Summer is just around the corner! I hope you have been enjoying the stunning colors that Spring has been sharing with us. Our Mother Earth is always offering her bounty to us! 

   We have just had our second annual Planet Unity Earth Day Celebration with the main focus on Protecting our Endangered Species. What an incredibly successful event! A ginormous thanks to all of you who volunteered/donated in any way. Special thanks to the mastermind behind all of this, Lisa Landrigan, without whom this event would have never happened. Also, thanks to the dedicated committee of people who met regularly to plan this and who have given hours and hours of their time to make this event happen. Amy Burnett, Mary Hilsabeck-Huber, Sue Hilsabeck-Huber, Dan DeCarlo, Paul Day, Carolyn Clark, Donna Hemann, Lisa Hogan, Jessica Quin, Simone Hite, and John Russ.  Please give them a high five or kudos when you see them. They have worked so hard for months!

   This is our planet, not just for our use now, but for our children, grand-children, great-grandchildren and generations to come. We can no longer bury our heads in the sand about the importance of our footprint upon this planet. We must wake up and do what we can to clean up our wasteful ways.

   What can you do?  Just start somewhere. How about either stopping using plastic water bottles altogether (water tastes just as good in a glass) or making sure to recycle the plastic bottles and cans that you do use.

   How about riding a bike when you can or walking somewhere? How about using reusable bags when you shop? Or composting your food items? Or using old rags instead of so many paper towels?

   How about educating yourself on what is really going on with our planet and financially supporting organizations that are working to create a cleaner and greener life? Or supporting organizations that are doing what they can to save our endangered species?

   You don’t have to do all of this at once, but one change can make a huge impact.  Here is the thing…once you start becoming aware of your impact on our magnificent Mother Earth, you will want to do more!

   It’s up to us, so let’s do it!

With Great Love,

Sue Baggett-Spears
Minister, Unity of Springfield