Weekly parish newsletter/bulletin insert: Delete old emails, and Terry Tempest Williams

This week’s tip is to delete old emails and photos, and our quote is from Terry Tempest Williams.

Think having a green corner in your church newsletter or bulletin is a great idea, but don’t have time to research or write one? Episcopal Climate News is here to help! Every Monday, ECN offers a free green-living tip and a theological quote that your parish can use. Just copy/paste the text below, and feel free to edit/shorten as your space requires. Share this week’s column on Facebook.

Living on God’s Earth
By Episcopal Climate News, facebook.com/EpiscopalClimateNews

This week’s earth-friendly living tip: Delete old emails and pictures

Decluttering isn’t just for clothes or books. Believe it or now, deleting old emails and computer files can actually save energy!

There’s a joke that goes around: There’s no such thing as “the cloud;” it’s only someone else’s computer. There’s some truth to that! Every email we archive and every picture we upload to the cloud is stored on a physical serve somewhere at Google, Apple, or some other company. These servers use immense amounts of energy—and the more files we put on them, the more servers the companies buy and the more energy they use.

Try going through your email folders to delete old messages – especially those with attachments – and then see if you can find photos or files to cull from your Google Drive or Apple Cloud, too.

Episcopal Climate News quote of the week: Terry Tempest Williams

“It is time for us to take off our masks, to step out from behind our personas — whatever they might be: educators, activists, biologists, geologists, writers, farmers, ranchers, and bureaucrats — and admit we are lovers, engaged in an erotics of place. Loving the land. Honoring its mysteries. Acknowledging, embracing the spirit of place — there is nothing more legitimate and there is nothing more true. That is why we are here. That is why we do what we do. There is nothing intellectual about it. We love the land.”

Terry Tempest Williams, from her book “An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field.”

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