40/40 for Earth Challenge

In 2010, the Ethical Eating Core Team led a 40/40/40 campaign within Unitarian Universalism, asking 40 UUs in each congregation (or 40% of a congregation, if that number made more sense) to commit to making a behavioral change for the sake of the Earth and environmental justice for 40 days, in honor of the 40th anniversary […]

UUs Participate in’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party

Update: On October 10, 2010, UUs from more than 100 congregations joined people in 188 countries for 7,347 Global Work Party events. The world-wide day of action was organized by Check out the photos/projects posted on the UUA’s Facebook page and read the feature story on the UUA website. View photos from around the world in a post-event video at Even […]

Towson UU Church Wins Cool Congregation Prize from Interfaith Power and Light

Today, Interfaith Power and Light announced the winner of this year’s Cool Congregation contest. Towson Unitarian Universalist Church (TUUC), in Lutherville Maryland, accepted the $5,000 cash prize for the most reduction in energy use. Carel Hedlund, Chair of TUUC’s Green Sanctuary Committee, said, “our actions focused on three areas: energy efficiency of our building, educating our members […]

Harmony UU Church Celebrates Earth Day

By Karen Dunsmore, Co-President, Harmony UU Church Harmony Unitarian Universalist Church is the newest UU congregation in the Cincinnati area, with services starting in January 2010. Earth Day was Harmony’s first social action event. The children made displays about new recycling rules in the Cincinnati area and also about local food resources. Several families started […]

2010 GA in Minneapolis, MN

What a GA! Environmental issues were represented in so many of the events, services, and business sessions. Many of the sessions were videotaped and may be viewed online at the UUA website. Two Actions of Immediate Witness were passed on environmental issues: “Gulf Coast Environmental and Economic Justice 2010” and “Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill.”  On Sunday, 35 […]


As part of our work to support and connect congregations and individuals working on environmental issues, UUMFE collaborated with three UUA Districts on district conferences in 2010. UUMFE received a $6,000 challenge grant from the UU Funding Program to provide support for UUA Districts furthering the work of building a just and sustainable future for […]

Ethical Energy

By Emily Kao, UUA Environmental Justice Intern As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm the seventh principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part,” and understand the detrimental effects of our fossil fuel consumption and the resulting emissions, pollutants, and waste. Around the country UU congregations are taking steps to […]

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 […]