Earth Day

Illustration by Anna Welch

 

For the past four years, UU Ministry for Earth has released Climate Justice Month resources celebrating action for climate justice from World Water Day (March 22) through Earth Day (April 22). 

This year, UU Ministry for Earth is celebrating Spring for Change: a Season of Sacred Activism, from World Water Day through World Biodiversity Day (May 22nd). This is also the theme for UUMFE’s Earth Day Sunday resources.

Spring for Change is an invitation to the Unitarian Universalist faith community to embrace and embody the transformational, regenerative power of Spring through sacred activism for Earth and all our relations.

Spring for Change is an invitation to deepen connections, intentions, understandings and commitments; in ourselves, in our congregations, in our denomination at large.

Are you ready to Spring for Change? Be sure to join the UUMFE mailing list  to fully engage in the Season of Sacred Activism! 


Register your Church’s Event(s) with UUMFE

Does your congregation have special Earth Justice programs or worship services planned for Earth Day, or another day throughout the Season of Sacred Activism (March 22-May 22)?

Register your event(s) as part of the Spring for Change Season of Sacred Activism, and you will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift certificate to the UUA InSpirit Bookstore!

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Worship Resources

Are you planning a worship service at your congregation? UUMFE has compiled resources to support you in putting together a wonderful worship service:

Spring for Change Worship Resources

Activation Resources

Call to Arts! Join the Procession of the Species

This Call to Arts is an invitation to honor the Web of Life on Earth in community, through artwork. It is a resource for you to begin conversations and create experiences in your community or congregation that can shift paradigms, goals, and values.

The artwork that you make locally will become a part of a “Procession of Species” created by Unitarian Universalist communities across the entire Association. The first “Procession of Species” will be at the General Assembly coming up June 19-23, 2019 — and the project will continue to grow and manifest throughout 2019 and 2020, culminating again at the General Assembly in 2020.

Please join the procession of species! Now would be the perfect time to begin these conversations and share this invitation with other UUs in your community — May 17th is Endangered Species Day and May 22nd is World Biodiversity Day.

Write Here! Write Now! Letter Writing Advocacy Campaign (USA)

Throughout the month of April, collect letters at your congregation to be delivered by hand to the offices of US Senators on Capitol Hill by the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice Advocacy Corps, calling for a quick implementation of policies to adequately address the climate crisis.

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Join UUs & Partners to Stop the KXL Pipeline—Sign up for the Promise to Protect Training Tour

The Promise to Protect Training Tour kicked off on March 23rd, and is taking place in 10 cities and 4 reservations, with a goal of training 2K+ people for direct action to stop the Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline. Despite numerous court rulings denying permits, the Trump administration has issued another presidential permit to fast track the project without further environmental review. Native and non-Native environmental justice activists will come together to take powerful collective action along the pipeline route and in our local areas. Our UU faith calls us to heal our relationship with the earth through action in solidarity with those resisting the fossil fuel industry’s extraction and exploitation of people, resources, and lands.

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Education & Community Building Resources

Congregational Eco-Heroes

Since 2008, UUMFE has encouraged UU congregations to take Earth Day as an opportunity to honor those in their own community who are doing important work for Earth Justice in their congregations and communities at large.

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UU Young Adults for Climate Justice “Theology of Place” Zine Project

Calling all young adult artists and writers!! The UU Young Adults for Climate Justice is seeking written and 2D-art submissions for a self-published zine examining the threads between place, spirituality and climate justice.

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Tune into the Environmental Justice Practitioners Network (EJPN) Webinar Series

There are just two webinars left in this EJPN webinar season! On April, 25th, UUs will tune in from across the country for a conversation with special guests Fred Lane (Lummi Nation Tribal Council member) and Dr. Kurt Russo (Senior Strategist, Lummi Nation Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office). On May 23rd, UUs will tune in for a call with special guest Dina Gilio-Whitaker for a conversation about her soon-to-be-released book As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock.

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