Climate change is a confusing topic, not to mention terrifying. It often feels more about problems than solutions, which makes it easy to push to the sidelines as “something scientists can deal with.” This course aims to give participants a solid understanding of the facts behind climate change, an appreciation of the earth, and tools to find solutions on a range of scales.
The issue is truly a global one, so it must be addressed by people working together all over the world. For this reason the curriculum has been developed by the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO), and many of the solutions discussed are from the UN. We gratefully acknowledge the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Tapestry of Faith program "World of Wonder" for stories in sessions one and five.
The office is also helping to develop Climate Action Teams in congregations around the country. A Climate Action Team (CAT) is a group working in their congregation and community specifically to combat climate change and its negative impacts. A CAT works to reduce its congregation’s carbon footprint, remain politically active on climate change issues, promote socially just climate change solutions, and add to the network of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) active on climate change. CATs values are founded in the UU principles and the 2006 UUA Statement of Conscience: Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change.
Find out if your congregation has a Climate Action Team. Check for CAT news and programs. Your congregation may not have a Climate Action Team—get one started! Contact our office for resources and assistance. Partner with the network of people at the UU-UNO and UUs globally to raise awareness and inspire climate change mitigation initiatives in your own congregation and community! Learn more about starting a CAT.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
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