We are working to become a Green Sanctuary.  This is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future.  To contact our Green Sanctuary committee, email green@esuuc.org.

Green Committee Events

Special Movie Event

April 14 Movie “Chasing Coral”

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

This is a beautifully filmed documentary of what is happening to coral reefs around the world.  The makers of this film are encouraging everyone to show and share this film with all communities.

We will show the film at 6PM on Saturday, April 14, and it is open to all!

Please join us for this important film, and bring everyone you know!

 

Garden and Labyrinth Clean Up and Planting

The Green Committee is planning two days of clean up the Labyrinth and the general area around it.  First on April 29 and the second day on May 20.  We do realize that these dates coincide with the Annual Appreciation luncheon and the Town Hall Meeting, but they were the best days for the committee members, and our hope is that many of you will stay and help with the cleanup.

Plans include digging a trench for the hose, filling and planting the boxes we constructed last year, and cleaning up the labyrinth, etc . . .

If you can help, for any amount of time on either or both days, you’re energy and aid would be much appreciated.  Please bring shovels, garden tools and whatever other tools you may have that can aid in the process.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!!

 


 

Earth Hour – MARCH 24, 2018, 8:30 TO 9:30 PM
WHAT IS EARTH HOUR? – AN HOUR LONG EVENT
Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 24 March 2018.  RUN BY YOU

Earth Hour belongs to you. Each year, millions of you come together to make Earth Hour happen. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, together we’re shining a light on the need for action on climate change.

CREATING IMPACT
Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement. Over the last 10 years, we have achieved massive environmental impact. Together with your support, we’re helping change laws, lives and our planet! How great is that?

 

 


Unitarian Universalist congregations that have been recognized as a Green Sanctuary live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. They commit to four practices, grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles:

  • Environmental Justice: We partner with marginalized communities who are hit first and hardest by environmental crisis.  In partnering with these communities we are able to address human and environmental needs at the same time.
  • Worship and Celebration: As we work together towards a cleaner, more just and sustainable world, worship inspires our work and reminds us of what is most sacred and most true.
  • Religious Education: Our workshops and programs for all ages shape attitudes and build practices that are sustainable and spiritually-grounded.
  • Sustainable Living: We treat the world more gently by using fewer resources and being mindful of the choices we make, both as a congregation and as households.

We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope. Contact a Board Member to get involved. And join our broad and growing movement for climate justice with Commit2Respond.