As people of faith and conscience, it is our moral responsibility to take bold action to bring the web of life back into balance — as individuals, groups of people of faith, and whole congregations. How we take action matters, so this page offers tools to support effective, impactful, and spiritually robust organizing and action.
For resources to ground you and/or your group in the framework of environmental justice, check out UUMFE’s environmental justice framework and resources page.
- UUA Green Sanctuary Program 2030: Mobilizing for Climate Justice
Green Sanctuary provides structure, leadership and support, in broad collaboration, for the UU faith community to engage in an ambitious environmental and climate justice movement that seeks to live fully our seventh and eighth principles and achieve our vision of a sustainable and just world for all. UU congregations will have the knowledge, resources, and support to engage in an ambitious climate-action and Environmental Justice /Climate Justice movements that seek to honor the interconnected web of life and achieve our vision of a viable and just world for all. Mitigation is essential for climate justice and a livable future with fewer disastrous climate impacts. Mitigation to accomplish a livable and just world needs to reduce global net carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and to near zero by mid-century.
- Tools for Congregational Justice Programs
Top resources for congregational teams from the Unitarian Universalist Association for how to get grounded in a spiritual model, how to build and focus your justice ministry, how to build partnerships, different ways to take action and deepen engagement.
For individuals or small groups
- Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change resources
A comprehensive collection of tools and other resources for organizers and trainers on everything from planning actions to building strong coalitions to incorporating art and music into your organizing.
- Praxis Makes Perfect resources for organizers
A powerful library of tools compiled by Joshua Kahn Russell on civil disobedience, organizing and strategizing, facilitation, media, outreach, fundraising, and more, as well as recommended readings on environmental justice.
- Training for Change training tools
A thorough collection of tools and exercises for groups on topics including direct action, anti-oppression, de-escalation, team building, and organizing strategy.
- Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
This booklet by Hillary Moore and Joshua Kahn Russell weaves together stories, analysis, organizing tools, and provocative questions to support people who don’t come from front-line communities in understanding the climate justice movement and engaging in it in accountable ways.
- Tips for facilitation
Solid advice and best practices on how to be an effective facilitator during conversations about race and racism and any number of other charged topics.
- Curriculum Tools from Movement Generation’s Justice & Ecology Project
A number of creative and interactive workshops and activities that engage with different aspects of environmental justice.