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The following exhibitors were found to be in compliance with the Sustainability Terms and Conditions during the 2015 General Assembly. Congratulations to our 2015 Green Exhibitors!

  • Art and Stole(s)—Unitarian Universalist (UU) themed FABRICATIONS for your Heart and Ministry Patchwork, Mighty Mini and Kit’s Karma Stoles. Chalice Bags, Happy Karma Coats, Robes and Olympia Brown mysteries.

  • Association of UU AdministratorsThe Association of UU Administrators supports and trains professional administrators serving our congregations and the volunteers who serve in that position.

  • Austin Computing SolutionsChurchDB is an on-line database management software program that provides your church with all the management tools needed in one cost-effective monthly subscription price

  • Barbara Ford-Cultural Artisanship for a Changing WorldCreative Arts and Workshops for cultural transformation. Inspirational cards, music, and education to support all seeking a just and sustainable world.

  • C&M DesignsAn artisans galleria featuring clergy stoles of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. Collage art flaming chalice notecards, batiked and embroidered keepsake bags, hymnbook covers, and more.

  • Guignon DesignsUnique, one-of-a-kind works of art to wear. Natural fiber tops, scarves, pants, jewelry. Hand dyed and painted treasures.

  • Icon Systems Inc.Church Membership Software, Accounting, & Payroll - Move your organization to the cloud: work less and increase effectiveness using IconCMO church software. Communicate, collaborate, increase participation, track financial resources, and much more.

  • Northern SunProducts for Progressives - T-Shirts, Stickers, Buttons, Banners, Wall Hangings. Chalice T-Shirts and plaques.

  • Paul Kivel and AssociatesPaul Kivel is an educator, activist and author of “Uprooting Racism,” and “Living in the Shadow of the Cross.” Come by for conversation, information, books.

  • Pshaw! ArtcessoryWe will be presenting art glass work. Stained Glass Chalices, fused glass, stained glass ornaments and windows. Goddess designs will also be featured.

  • Stevens Worldwide Van LinesThe Clergy Move Center® provides exceptional household goods moving services to clergy, members, and employees of Churches and faith-based organizations. 800-248-8313

  • Unitarian Universalist Ministry for EarthUUMFE works to connect and inspire an active community of UUs for ecological justice, spiritual renewal, and shared reverence for our Earth home.

  • UU Mystics in CommunityWe share about mysticism—the pursuit of direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder, expressed in all faith traditions and in UU from Emerson’s time.

  • UUA BookstoreFeaturing books from Skinner House, Beacon Press, the UUA, and other publishers, plus UU Identity and Standing on the Side of Love merchandise.

  • UUA Presidential Search CommitteeThe Presidential Search Committee is charged with selecting at least two nominees for the position of President of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

  • UUA Socially Responsible Investing Committee - Socially Responsible Investing Committee of the UUA.

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.

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