If your water heater is a bit past its prime, wrap it up in a fiberglass blanket. One of these can be picked up cheaply at a home center. Withina few months, it will have paid for itself in lower heating bills—and you’ll have a smaller carbon footprint!
Several times a month, Wesley’s Social Action Ministry offers action alerts, briefing you on a pressing issue and suggesting things you can do to help. When children go to bed hungry every night, parents often feel like they have few options but to send them away. No parent should have to make this decision, but thousands
Big news: This fall, your Wesley Pantry donations will be doubled! Normally, every $6.50 donated to Wesley Pantry feeds one person for a week, which is fantastic. But until the end of October, each $6.50 you give will feed that person for two weeks—even better! Some generous Wesley donors have stepped forward and combined their resources for
Tumble dryers consume more energy than any other household appliance. Cutting one dryer load per week would reduce Co2 emissions around 40 lbs. per year. If you have to use a dryer, make sure to keep the filter lint-free and try to run loads back to back while the drum is still hot.
“Gray water”-water that has been used in sinks, bathtubs, showers, or the washing machine-can be used again to flush toilets, or to water the garden if it contains only biodegradable soaps. Some new houses incorporate “gray water” recycling systems, and they can also be retrofitted. Click here to visit Greywater Action and find installation instructions.
This Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, the Parkland College soccer teams are hosting a “Kick Out Hunger” tournament to benefit the Wesley Pantry at Parkland. Eight teams from Illinois, Indiana, and Wyoming will face off and money will be raised to fight hunger among Parkland students. Wesley Pantry will have Wesley Pantry @ Parkland tshirts
Click here to open the latest issue of the Spire. In it, you’ll learn about our Adopt-a-Student program, some new book clubs, what our summer intern got up to, and more.
The Wesley Student Center made a splash at Quad Day 2014, introducing Wesley’s opportunities for exploration, service, and fun to many of the students who swarmed the heart of campus on Sunday. Here are some photos from the big event:
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