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Climate Justice highlights from General Assembly 2019

July 2nd, 2019 Aly Tharp The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly (GA) is a massive, multi-layered event with thousands of people having widely-varying experiences. It's impossible for me to paint the full picture for you. Thankfully, much of what happened at GA can be viewed online --- though much of it cannot. Below is a highlight of GA events…

Speaking Tour Update #2 – A Whale of a Time in Oregon

June 15th, 2019 Aly Tharp The UUMFE Justice for Each Generation Speaking Tour began in Portland, Oregon on June 6th, with a delicious vegan potluck and evening presentation. Levi  began the evening with a presentation about how climate change is impacting his home in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, about the Juliana v U.S. lawsuit, and about what we all can…

UUMFE Signs On to “Climate Action Now Act,” HR9 (modified)

June 9th, 2019 UUMFE This bill requires the President to develop and annually update a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The plan must describe steps to (1) cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, and (2) confirm that other parties to the…

Call to Arts! Join the Procession of the Species

May 17th, 2019 Aly Tharp Dear Unitarian Universalists, Today is “Endangered Species Day”, and the Interdependent Web of Life on Earth is in trouble. Wildlife populations have declined, on average, by 58% between 1970 and 2012 (Source: WWF 2016 Living Planet Report). A recent United Nations report estimates that one million species out of the estimated 8 million species of…

June 4 Juliana v. US Hearing at Ninth Circuit in Portland

May 7th, 2019 UUMFE The constitutional youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, will be heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon on June 4th, 2019. Our Children's Trust is calling people to organize events locally and encourages you to mobilize on the day of the hearing to watch the Livestream (details to come) of…