Green Sanctuary (environmental justice)
This group is dedicated to supporting our denomination’s seventh principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Our members consist of individuals with an interest in environmental issues and environmental justice. We are an official “Green Sanctuary” church through the Green Sanctuary program of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Congregational Stewardship Services and are focused on continued education and outreach in our congregation and the wider community.
Projects and Activities
- Current climate articles - Read the WHRC monthly newsletter - updated Jan. 2017
- October 21, Film and Discussion: Pay 2 Play, the Movie (opens a PDF flyer)
- Candidate Survey - updated September 29, 2016
- All Church read of Active Hope (PDF opens)
- Cape Environmental Action
- Climate Justice Month
- Our goals
Cape Candidate Survey
In June 2016 the Green Sanctuary Committee undertook a project to learn more about the environmental issues our local candidates considered most important and how they would work to solve these issues if elected. We partnered with 11 other organizations to reach as large an area on the Cape as possible when disseminating the results.
All candidates for the Legislature and the County Commission, 22 in all, were sent a simple one-page survey. We received 10 responses in turn. Another 12 did not send in responses, although they had received a second mailing and extended deadlines. [It should be noted that 4 of the 12 are Representatives in the Legislature that was in session until the morning hours of August 1.]
At the link below, we list contact information of all the candidates that were surveyed as well as the content of the responses we received.
Cape Environmental Action (CEA) campaign
Green Sanctuary committees from the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church, and the Falmouth Fellowship, are working together as Cape Environmental Action(CEA), to sponsor a reuseable bag education campaign, "Get Drastic, Reduce Plastic!"
The reasons why this campaign is important are many. Learn more (PDF 309Kb) »
The goals of the Green Sanctuary committee are to:
We meet one Sunday per month. New members and new ideas are always welcome.