Our Green Exhibitors

The following exhibitors were found to be in compliance with the Sustainability Terms and Conditions during the 2014 General Assembly (GA). Congratulations to our 2014 Green Exhibitors!

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
    Baines [at] au [dot] org
  • Circle of Stones
    Handmade pendants and earrings using unique natural stone cabochons set in sterling silver and gold-filled wire, natural stone lapidary items, minerals and fossils
    alaughingdog [at] gmail [dot] com
  • CLF (Church of the Larger Fellowship)
    Our Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation without walls. Selling UU jewelry, notecards, Carry the Flame products. Visit and learn about QuestForMeaning.org, DailyCompass.org, CLFUU.org, Prison Ministry, Military Ministry and more.
    CLF [at] clfuu [dot] org
  • Commission on Social Witness
    Come here to get applications for and advice about proposed Actions of Immediate Witness and learn about Proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues and the process.
    socialwitness [at] uua [dot] org
  • DRUUMM
    Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUM). A spiritual and cultural home for People of Color. revwleflore [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Egan Church Restorations
    Egan's Church Restorations We feature stained glass repair, stained glass frame repair, painting, pews, pulpits, cushions and most interior or exterior repairs. (800) 440-1202
    info [at] eganchurchfurnishings [dot] com
  • Episcopal Divinity School - Cambridge, Mass.
    In an ever-changing world, Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) is a respected and progressive center for study and spiritual formation for lay and ordained leaders
    admissions [at] eds [dot] edu
  • GA Service Project 2014
    The 2014 Service Project addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness. It features an Empty Bowls project to benefit two Rhode Island organizations, Housing First RI and McAuley House.
  • Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA)
    LREDA promotes religious growth and learning for people of all ages and advocates for and supports religious educators and the field of liberal religious education.
  • Northern Sun
    Chalice plaques, T-Shirts, Stickers, Banners & Flags, Buttons, etc with Spiritual, Funny, Political, LGBT, Environmental themes.
    info [at] northernsun [dot] com
  • SkyLight Paths Publishing
    SkyLight Paths provides believers a way to deepen their faith through literature and audio books.
    javery [at] skylightpaths [dot] com
  • The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center
    A Unitarian Universalist treasure in the Southern Appalachian's, The Mountain offers diverse programming, inspiration, and renewal for both youth and adults. 
    gsoffice [at] mountaincenters [dot] org
  • Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
    Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness works to help people understand Judaism and the ways it has impacted and continues to develop our Unitarian Universalist faith.
    board [at] uuja [dot] org
  • UU International
    Stop by and consult with one of the seven major international UU organizations on how to get your congregation internationally engaged.
    international [at] uua [dot] org
  • Watson Studios
  • Since 1999, Brian Watson of Watson Studios has been creating beautiful sculptures and carvings in fine hardwoods from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
    brian [at] bwatsonstudios [dot] com
  • Winter Institutes Myrtle Beach
    Varied new events for liberals of all types in inexpensive, quality, off-season Myrtle Beach, SC resort properties. Have fun while creating vibrant new UU institutions. 
    info [at] wimbe [dot] org
  • WomenSpirit and Abiding Spirit Vestments
    WomenSpirit, Vestments for Women and Abiding Spirit, Vestments for Men. Beautiful garments in high quality fabrics including natural fibers and blends designed for discerning clergy. 

Why Volunteer?

UUA now allows exhibitors to volunteer for sustainability review. We asked exhibitors to share why they volunteered to have their booths reviewed.

Sue Cobb of Laughing Dog Studios

Why is sustainability important to you? 

I think that environmental issues are the most important concerns facing us today. I think of the changes that need to be made in terms of small scale and large scale. To the extent that, in our small hobby business, we can avoid waste and promote a love of the earth, this is our small scale contribution. The large scale involves working for change through our votes and dollars with our support of candidates and technologies that reduce environmental impact on the larger scale.

Aside from the amazing perks that go along with becoming a volunteer, why did you volunteer to have the sustainability of your booth reviewed?

Since the UUA has the sustainability policy for GA, I want to be sure that our booth is in compliance. The perks are secondary to this primary goal.

What is one thing you have done that has made a difference in the sustainability of your booth?

We reuse all our materials to the extent it is possible -- the cardboard flats, the packaging materials, which makes sure that we are not discarding materials that still have use in them. Since we do a lot of packing for our minerals, fossils and jewelry, this adds up over time.

What, if anything, would you like to share with other exhibitors who are considering volunteering to have their booth reviewed?

I have found the whole process very friendly! I admit that I was terrified, as I had not thought in terms of our basic frugality in terms of resource use as a policy, but I have been delighted to find that our practices were in compliance.

Brian Watson of Watson Studio

Why is sustainability important to you?

The Earth is our one and only home. We must strive to act sustainably in all aspects of our lives, including at conventions and trade shows.

Aside from the amazing perks that go along with becoming a volunteer, why did you volunteer to have the sustainability of your booth reviewed?

I already do most of the sustainable practices in my booth and have done so for years. I'd like to encourage others to think about how they can make their booths more sustainable. I've been to many conventions and trade shows and have seen first-hand the incredible amount of waste that is left behind once the show is over.  I believe we can make a positive difference by rethinking our booth policies and practices.

What is one thing you have done that has made a difference in the sustainability of your booth?

Simplifying and paring down my booth display. This has cut my expenses and means that I'm not consuming as much fuel for freight. When I use lights, I'm moving toward LED bulbs too.

What, if anything, would you like to share with other exhibitors who are considering volunteering to have their booth reviewed?

GO FOR IT! You'll show off what you're already doing, and learn about ways to make your display more sustainable. It's a win-win.

Trentt Cramer of Northern Sun

Why is sustainability important to you?

I like a tidy planet, and landfills are not tidy, so I'm motivated to put less stuff in landfills.

Aside from the amazing perks that go along with becoming a volunteer, why did you volunteer to have the sustainability of your booth reviewed?

There are perks? Why did I volunteer? See answer to question 1.

What is one thing you have done that has made a difference in the sustainability of your booth?

At the end of GA, my booth's wastebasket is empty because I have sorted/recycled everything.

What, if anything, would you like to share with other exhibitors who are considering volunteering to have their booth reviewed?

It feels good. Try it.

For more information on volunteering, visit our Sustainability Terms and Conditions page. To volunteer for review, or for any questions related to sustainable exhibiting, please contact Aaron Elliott at aaron [at] meetgreen [dot] com.

For more information contact gaexhibits@uua.org.

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