A Green Sanctuary
EcoChallenge: There are many actions we could take to live more sustainably, but it’s difficult to make new habits. SO! Green Sanctuary has designated October “make a new habit” month. Pick one (or more) of the actions and resolve to keep it in October. Keep track and let us know at the end of the month. We’ll see how small actions taken by many people can make a big difference. You are on your honor to pick something new! (keep track any way you want to.)
Being a Green Sanctuary is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future.
As a recognized Green Sanctuary, we live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We 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.
Fair Trade products are available between services. Coffee, tea and chocolate items are for sale. Use of these items ensures sustainable environmental practices in their production and harvest, fair labor practices and fair wages for workers.
We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope. Contact Melissa Warner to get involved. And join our broad and growing movement for climate justice with Commit2Respond.