UUA Green Sanctuary 2030: Mobilizing for Climate Justice

The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Green Sanctuary is to provide 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. Click here for an Overview of Green Sanctuary 2030.

The Road to Re-Accreditation Starts NOW!

We are hoping to continue the important work started when we were certified as a Green Sanctuary in 2013, but we will need help. All are welcome to join us in this work!  We will work on 4 “Campaigns” for this re-accreditation process.

  1. Congregational Transformation: evaluating our knowledge and commitment to climate action
  2. Mitigation: reducing our carbon footprint as individuals and as a congregation
  3. Adaptation and Resilience: responding to the effects of climate change
  4. Climate Justice: addressing the disproportionate harm to groups of people who have less ability to adapt and less responsibility for carbon emissions

This summer we plan to do lots of brainstorming about what types of projects would seem to fit well with our congregation.

We welcome your input.  Whether you are a member or friend of UU La Crosse, or you came to this page by scanning the button that you received or for some other reason, please feel free to offer your suggestions as to what issues that you think would be important to include in our work.  It could be basic things like composting coffee grounds and other food waste at the UU building.  Or it could address more complex issues such as how marginalized groups prepare for climate change.

If you are a parent, please discuss with your children of any age to see what input they may have about climate change or ‘greening’ our community.  If you have connections to groups of people who are disproportionately affected by heat waves, flooding, poor air quality, or altered seasons, we’d especially like to hear your stories and goals for the community.

If you would like to learn more about what was involved in our Green Sanctuary accreditation the first time around, Click Here to view our Green Sanctuary Application from 2013.  

Be sure to check this page often to see what types of issues and projects are being considered.

To learn all about our first Green Sanctuary project, Procession of the Species, Click Here!

Contact Us

If you’d like to receive updates, have suggestions, ideas or comments that you would like to share please contact one of our team members by emailing greensanctuary@uulacrosse.org or use the contact form below!