Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

Paper towels

An easy way to celebrate Earth Day when sheltering at home is to look around and see what common, items you might be able to reduce, recycle or reuse. In the DuBois Center office, one could say that we reuse paper towels and toilet paper. GROSS, but partially true. Throughout the facilities, we use larger, commercial-sized rolls of these two products. It’s never good for campers or guest to run out, so we try to replace them before the rolls get to that point. But what about what’s left over? These are taken to the office bathroom. It may not be pretty, but it does cut down on waste.

What are you doing at home to reduce waste?

Green DuBois Team news


The next Stewardship Day will be Sat, Oct 12, from 8 am-Noon, with a focus on removing invasive species and working on the camp recycling hub. No special skills needed, just bring your own gloves.

The Green DuBois Team welcomes anyone who is interested in the outdoors.  We have many upcoming projects focused on promoting the biodiversity of DuBois Center, maintaining our forest, and building on our ecologically sustainable practices. We welcome donations to support this work, which can be sent to the Conference office marked for Green DuBois. Anyone can be part of the team, regardless of church affiliation.

Come to a meeting or stewardship day, or email for more information:

Free Recycling! – Bring Us Your Old T-Shirts

Are your dresser drawers packed with old t-shirts? How many more do you have in storage? Tees and tank tops from special events, school, sports, camp, vacations, grandparents – they are everywhere! For the next three weeks you can recycle t-shirts and tank tops for FREE! One of the featured crafts in the Kidz Korner at DuBois Center’s Fall Festival is cool bags made out of recycled shirts, and we need your help.
SPECS: sizes youth large – adult large, decent condition, no significant arm-pit stains, kid-appropriate logos and wording. Due to the prep work involved, shirts are needed IN ADVANCE, by September 25.
If you can, please deliver to the following locations or contact Norma Borgmann at 618-533-1658 (home), 618-292-4617 (cell) or for assistance.
Drop-Off Locations:
Thurs, Sept 13 only: Pre-Annual Meeting at Christ UCC, Dupo; 7-9 pm
Sun, Sept 16 only: Pre-Annual Meeting at St. Peter’s UCC, Murphysboro; 3-5 pm
Sun, Sept 23 only: Pre-Annual Meeting at Grantfork UCC, Grantfork; 3-5 pm
September 4-25: DuBois Center or ISC Office in Highland or St. Paul UCC, Waterloo