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

On Sunday February 25 after church, the green committee will be holding the first of a two-part workshop on planning for your summer garden.

Part 1 will be led by Bonny RW and will be a workshop on selecting garden plants and starting them from seed.

Part 2 will be on garden design – such as square foot gardening. The date of Part 2 will be in the March newsletter.


Special Movie Event

On Saturday April 14 at 6PM the Green Committee will be sponsoring a viewing of “An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power”, with a discussion following the movie. The introduction to the movie and discussion afterwards will be facilitated by Wanda and Joe Guthrie, who have rec’d training on this subject matter.

We plan to invite the community, and will be creating a Facebook event on the church website and asking anyone who is planning to attend to go there for more information and to RSVP as we need to limit attendance to about 50 people. (Let’s hope having too many is a problem we have!)

A description of the movie is included below. Please plan to attend and invite everyone you know too!

From rottentomatoes.com:
“A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and
influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?



Earth Hour is about getting the crowd to shine a light on climate action and help change climate change.   For more information, click here.



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.