Resources to Go Deeper in Your Environmental Justice Work for the Green Sanctuary Program
- Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President’s Advisory Council on Ethical Eating (PACE)
Many Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations focus on food-related issues for their environmental justice work. PACE members familiar with Green Sanctuary are available to help your congregation if you choose this focus area. The President's Advisory Committee on Ethical Eating was formed to help congregations and individuals live into our 2011 Statement of Conscience Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice.
Also explore the Demonstrating Our Values through Eating (DOVE) curriculum by Jennifer Greene and Diane Bassett.
- UUA Multicultural Growth and Witness
Building partnerships across cultural boundaries can be both exhilarating and challenging. Your team may wish to contact the Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group to build your congregational capacity to accomplish this well. The intention of Multicultural Growth and Witness is to equip Unitarian Universalist congregations and community leaders to minister effectively in our multicultural world.
- UU College of Social Justice and experiential learning
The College organizes powerful experiences of learning and action for social justice. You are encouraged to check out offerings that may fulfill your environmental justice requirements. Contact the Green Sanctuary office if you have questions.
- UU Service Committee (UUSC) and experiential learning
The UUSC advances human rights through grassroots collaboration. In 15 countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. Your congregational environmental justice work could establish powerful partnerships through one of the UUSC projects (human right to water, workers’ rights in the food industry, sustainable recovery in Haiti). Contact the Green Sanctuary office if you have questions.
- UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE)
The web site houses resources to plan and implement every aspect of your Green Sanctuary plan including worship, children’s RE, action and advocacy, sustainability and Earth Day.
The UUMFE Environmental Justice Curriculum,"Our Place in the Web of Life" is highly recommended as your starting point to learn about environmental justice, assess your congregational environmental justice impact, and then discover what environmental justice project you want to focus on (easily adapted to meet specific thematic interests) Curriculum cost is $50.00 – 100.00 depending on congregational size.
Young Adult Climate Justice Network
Intergenerational work can be exhilarating and challenging. To get advice about successful young adult outreach for your Green Sanctuary work or to tap into already planned young adult activities, get in touch with the Young Adult Network coordinator who supports a young adult network that engages in UU-principled climate activism.
- District and Regional Staff
Specific UUA and District Staff across the country are focused on social and environmental justice. Get in touch with your GS coach or the GS office to find out if there is a staff person doing work that your congregation can tap into for your environmental justice project.
- Certain (not all) State and or Regional Action Networks such as California Justice Network, environmental justice task force