Our seventh principle – respect for the interdependent web of which we are all a part – calls us to tend to walk gently on the earth and to help move this world towards greater stewardship of our resources. The Climate Justice Team calls all those who would like to help us become a congregation that demonstrates stewardship of our earth in everything it does. We recognize that the least empowered people and the most vulnerable living species within our interconnected web of life are the first to be affected by climate change and environmental abuse caused by the lifestyle of the privileged. UU’s are called to address climate justice.
Our very well attended Climate Justice Retreat on August 27 resulted in three interconnected working groups:
- Legislative Action to support the efforts of our lawmakers
- Education to inspire and encourage positive action within our congregation
- Green Sanctuary Exploration to understand what is involved in becoming a designated UU Green Sanctuary.
Partnership with Community Organizations
Here are a few of our community partners in our work for environmental justice – we encourage community members to connect with them directly, and then join us for our small group reflection circle to share what these experiences ask of you, and how they relate with a spiritual path.
- Front Range UUs Environmental Justice Leaders – Contact Rev. Kierstin Homblette, Beloved Community Coordinator for the Mountain Desert District at email@example.com to be added to this group directly.
- Colorado Renewable Energy Society – meets at O’Dell’s brewery
- Citizens Climate Lobby – Great local and national network
Other Foothills Environmental Justice Related Teams
Community Garden & Education Project This group seeks to build community around an organic garden planted on church grounds; they teach sustainability, sell and donate the produce they raise. Contact: Janet Brubaker firstname.lastname@example.org