The Green Team is a group of church and community members dedicated to this goal. Thanks to the efforts of our members, we are proud to be Denver’s first church listed as a “certifiably green business“. Learn more about Highlands UMC becoming a green church here.
We offer many exciting opportunities to make a difference in our community, including:
In the late summer and early fall, we harvest fruit and vegetables from Northwest Denver neighborhood trees and gardens. We then donate it to local food banks. We’d love your donations from your own yards, or you can help by identifying neighbors with fruit trees that would be willing to donate some or all of their fruit. In addition, you could help harvest for neighbors who are willing to donate but physically unable to harvest. If you would like to donate fruits or veggies, drop them just inside the Osceola St. door at the eastern entrance of the church in the designated bin. Church volunteers will take them directly to Denver Urban Matters Choice Food Pantry for you.
Bike to Church Day
Join us by biking, walking, or carpooling to church in an effort to find a greener way to get to Sunday morning worship services. Look for several of these throughout the year on the church calendar, or see the Green Team calendar to the right.
We offer classes regularly to our church and the community on a range of topics, including environmental stewardship, beekeeping, gardening, and other related topics. Check out our calendar at the right for upcoming classes, activities, and other opportunities. If you would like to be hands-on with our ongoing efforts, you can find opportunities here.
If you are interested in joining the Green Team, or have ideas or questions for us, please use the form below to send us a message. We’d love to hear from you!