Carbon Free at First Universalist Church of Denver

The First Universalist Church of Denver and their Green First Task Force has minimized their congregation footprint with a constructed carbon positive building. They put more energy back on the grid than they use with a combination of geothermal heating, solar panels, energy efficient lighting, and reclaimed and environmentally sustainable building materials. Their commitment also […]

UUSJ Delivers 850 Climate Advocacy Letters on Capitol Hill

In April 2019, UU Ministry for Earth and Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) partnered to hold a letter writing advocacy campaign in its Spring for Change: a Season of Sacred Activism program, with a goal of collecting 600 letters. On May 14th, 2019, twenty UUSJ Advocacy Corps volunteers delivered 850 letters from 29 congregations in […]

UUMFE Special Events at GA 2019

UU Ministry for Earth was involved in numerous official workshops, as well as hosting two very exciting side events: The Procession of Species & UUMFE 30th Anniversary Dinner Celebration When: Thursday 6/20, 5:30 – 6:45 PM Where: Convention Center; Procession to Spokane Riverfront Park (see map below) UUMFE invited UU congregations and communities to bring […]

Call to Arts! Join the Procession of the Species

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 […]

Meet me at The Mountain, Aug 4-9, 2019

I truly can’t wait to visit The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center in Highlands, North Carolina, this August 4-9th for a climate justice retreat — and I hope you will consider joining me. The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is on ancestral Cherokee lands, in the southern Appalachian Mountains and Nantahala National Forest. I first […]

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

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 […]

EJPN Webinar – A Conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

May 23, 2019, Dina Gilio-Whitaker, renowned Indigenous scholar and Beacon Press author, joined the Environmental Justice Practitioners Network to speak about her recently-published book, As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock. Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is an independent writer and researcher in Indigenous studies, having […]

Reflections from MidAmerica Regional Assembly 2019

Earlier this month, I traveled to St. Louis, MO, where I co-presented alongside fellow UUYACJ member Elizabeth Mount at the MidAmerica Regional Assembly. Our workshop, called Listen & Act: Sociocracy for Just and Democratic Decision-Making, was well-attended and let participants practice a transformative kind of decision-making known as sociocracy, which Ministry for Earth uses in […]

UUMFE Signs On to Support America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act

America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act will permanently protect some of the most magnificent lands of our nation including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Greater Canyonlands, and the lands adjacent to and surrounding Utah’s five national parks, including Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef. America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act will protect the irreplaceable and spectacular wild […]