Food Justice: Slow Food

Processing food often uses large quantities of energy and other resources for packaging and shipping, which contributes to climate change and environmental degradation. Working conditions in processing plants are often risky and underpaid. Furthermore, the nutritional content of food degrades when it is processed. Slow food can save you money and give you more control […]

Food Justice: Local Considerations

Lack of access to fresh food is an environmental justice issue. A commitment to ethical eating requires understanding who in your community or surrounding area has access to nutritious food and who doesn’t, and exploring the barriers that prevent people from eating fresh food in your community. Some examples include: accessibility, cost, and preparation time […]

Food Justice: Labor

Ethical eating requires not only knowing where our food comes from, but also working to ensure that the people who work in the food system are treated ethically and paid a living wage. Large farms in the United States are often reliant on poorly paid labor, frequently to the point of exploitation. Immigrants and migrant […]

Food Justice: Fair Trade and Global Concerns

Fair trade guarantees certain economic and social equity in trade practices, ensuring fair wages for marginalized people. More than 500 Unitarian Universalist congregations are already serving fair trade coffee in their congregations. Learn more about fair trade and what you can do below. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is committed to supporting fair trade through a […]

Ethical Eating and Food Justice

As Unitarian Universalists, we are committed to living in ways that respect the inherent worth and dignity of all people as well as the interdependent web of life of which we are a part. Making ethical eating choices is a big part of this commitment. Fortunately, people all over the United States are thinking about […]

First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, UT was recognized by Interfaith Power & Light as a “Cool Congregation.” ( Interfaith Power & Light honors congregations for outstanding efforts in reducing carbon footprints and educating members about global warming.

Earth Day 2009: Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice was the theme of UU Ministry for Earth’s second annual Earth Day Resources. As Unitarian Universalists we are called to articulate the interface between our understanding of our place in the natural world and the daunting political, social, and economic issues of our time. We call this interface Environmental Justice, a bridge between […]