Get Involved with the Climate Justice Initiative
The Climate Change/Environmental Justice Initiative encourages all to get involved with our work at the United Nations under Commit2Respond. You can do so by joining or creating a Climate Action Team (CAT), participating in a Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) Climate Justice Initiative activity, teaching with our Climate Change Religious Education (RE) Curriculum, or donating to the UU-UNO.
Climate Action Teams
The UU-UNO has been supporting a network Climate Action Teams (CATs). CATs are Unitarian Universalist congregations’ Commit2Respond interest groups. These groups work to uphold Unitarian Universalist Principles and the 2006 UUA Statement of Conscience: "Threat of Global Warming, 2006 Statement of Conscience" and the 2015 Action of Immediate Witness (AIW): “Support a Strong a Strong, Compassionate Global Climate Agreement in 2015: Act for a Livable Climate”.
Climate Justice Initiative Projects
Interested individuals, congregations, and Climate Action Teams can consider our Ten Suggestions to Get Involved on Climate Justice when looking for ideas and inspirations for projects and action in your community.
Climate Change Religious Education Curriculum
Climate change is a pressing issue for all of us, but it especially affects our children. It can be a confusing topic, not to mention terrifying and difficult to discuss with children. However, teaching children about climate change is a vital part in working for a more environmentally sustainable and just future. The UU-UNO Initiative has developed Religious Education (RE) curriculum for Unitarian Universalist (UU) churches to use in teaching about this tricky topic. 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. Please consider teaching a course and utilizing our Climate Change RE Curriculum.
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