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Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California Low Carbon Challenge

What is the challenge?
The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry (UULM) Low Carbon Challenge is a congregational action program to respond to climate change at a house-hold level. Our goal is for Unitarian Universalists (UUs) in California to collectively lose one million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by Earth Day 2009.

How do we meet the goal?
We meet the goal by forming “Carbon Rings” in 50 of our California congregations—each comprised of 5 to 8 UU households (non-UU friends welcome). Together Carbon Rings meet for eight sessions to share in guided discussion about global warming, and then to go on the "Low Carbon Diet," a program to loose 5,000 pounds of carbon emissions per household in 60 days.

How does my congregation get involved?
You can find in depth information on this page about the steps to start a Carbon Ring, how to facilitate the sessions, where to get the workbooks and more. A great place to start is by reading the Introduction to the UULM Low Carbon Challenge (PDF). You can also phone the UULM-CA office at (916) 441-0018 and chat with a staff member.

UUs in all 50 states are encouraged to adopt this model!

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This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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