UU Climate Action

 

Unitarian Universalist (UU) CLIMATE ACTION

CLIMATE STATEMENTS

* The UUA Statement of Conscience on Global Warming / Climate Change (2006)

* UU Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) for a Strong, Compassionate Global Climate Agreement in Paris (2015) 

* Many Faiths, One Earth: A Response to the Papal Encyclical (2015; UUA, UUSC)

* UUA Letter to Chief US Climate Negotiator Todd Stern, Urging a Strong Climate Agreement in Paris (2015) 

  UU ORGANIZATIONS and Climate Action

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The UUA Statement of Conscience on Global Warming / Climate Change

The threat of Global Warming/Climate Change and what we can do is in the 2006 UUA Statement of Conscience Earth is our home. We are part of this world and its destiny is our own. Life on this planet will be gravely affected unless we act soon. All countries will be affected, developing countries most severely, but also including developed countries. There is no safe haven.

UUA website link

Note: the UU-UNO is now part of the UUA. See HERE.

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 Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth (UUMFE)

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Green Sanctuary

Congregations and congregants working together to restore Earth and renew Spirit.

Here is the Green Sanctuary Manual

There are new standards and applications for those just beginning the process and those who are Accredited who now seek Re-Accreditation. If your congregation fits into either of these categories, it is important that you contact the GS Manager at uua_greensanctuary @ uua.org.

The Green Sanctuary Program under the UUA was designed to give roots and wings to the vision that, together, we can create a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth that is central to our lives.

Voluntary participation in the Green Sanctuary Program provides a framework for congregations and congregants to proclaim and live out their commitment to the Earth.

  • Provides the framework for congregations to begin specific projects and activities that lead to recognition as a Green Sanctuary through candidacy and then accreditation.

  • Invites congregations to embark on an exploration of what it means to live today within a religious community on an imperiled Earth.

  • Is a way for all Unitarian Universalists to join our efforts, both symbolically and explicitly, in becoming stewards of the Earth.

History: Green Sanctuary was originally nurtured and managed by the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth

UU Green Sanctuary website link

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UUSC Environmental Justice

UUSC's Environmental Justice Program promotes and defends the human right to water.

Examining the Water Crisis and Climate Change

UUSC understands that there is a global water crisis, which is the product of shifting and competing political and economic interests, depletion from environmental contamination, climate change, over-extraction, and increasing human population. As a human-rights organization, UUSC recognizes the urgent need to respond. Climate justice is a central theme of UUSC's Environmental Justice work.

UUSC website link

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