UU-UNO Climate Action Teams
Climate Action Team (CAT) Program Mission
Unitarian Universalist-United Nations Office (UU-UNO) Climate change promotion at the UN can help create necessary global action, and is most effective when fully supported by UU congregations. In order to build this congregational backing, the UU-UNO is facilitating the creation of networked Climate Action Teams (CATs), which work to encourage their members of Congress to support U.S. leadership at the UN to take a leading role on climate change issues. CATs will also work to reduce their congregation’s carbon footprint, promote socially just climate change solutions, and add to the network of UUs active on climate change. The values of these teams are founded in the UU principles and in the 2006 UUA Statement of Conscience: Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change.
Call to Action
We have a moral, ethical, and survival imperative to act effectively to ensure ecosystem health, livelihood, peace and justice for us and for future generations. You have the power to be a leader who inspires action to mitigate climate change impacts and implement responsible climate risk management.
Goals for Climate Actions Teams
Each Climate Action Team works toward the following goals*:
1. Your congregation and local community’s carbon footprint is lowered.
2. Climate change mitigation and adaptation policy is implemented at the local, national, and international level.
3. Climate change solutions are socially just.
4. Your CAT is actively involved in the international UU CAT network.
*Climate Action Teams (CATs) are formed by congregations and they determine their own goals and values. The above are ideas which the CATs can adopt if they wish.
Resource Packet for Forming Your CAT
Please visit these pages for all of the necessary tools needed to form your Climate Action Team!
- CAT Values and Overall Goals (PDF)
- Top Ten Climate Action Team Activities (PDF)
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