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Resources for Further Engagement to be All In for Climate Justice

After attending the Intergenerational Spring Seminar April 17-19, the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) hopes that all participants will continue engagement with the office and with the issues discussed, such as creating sustainable communities and institutions, and advocating for policies to create climate justice on both global and local levels.

Our esteemed presenters, partners, and volunteers have provided the following information and resources for continued engagement (grouped roughly based on topic). We're happy to add more - send additional resources to unitednations@uua.org and we can update this list!

Create Climate Justice

Unitarian Universalism seeks world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all & respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Climate chaos will cause the exact opposite.Averting the climate crisis is critical to the vision and lived expression of Unitarian Universalism.

To this end, the UU Ministry the Earth and the Unitarian Universalist Association Green Sanctuary Program & UU Office at the United Nations have launched the Create Climate Justice initiative,with three current priority focus areas:

  1. Strengthening Unitarian Universalist communications and mutual support networks for Climate Justice

  2. Mobilizing UUs in solidarity with Indigenous front-line communities

  3. Supporting the Just Transition to an ecological civilization through partnerships and civic engagement

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Direct Action for Climate Justice

Amelia Diehl from UU Young Adults from Climate Justice led an incredible introduction to the ways that we can take direct action for climate justice. Check out the slides from her presentation and watch the video here:

At the beginning of the workshop, Amelia gave a disclaimer that this training was intended to be introductory, to inspire participants to learn more. Successful direct action takes months, often years, of preparation and all are encouraged to deepen your journeys beyond the Seminar. She shares these suggested resources for further engagement with direct action:

Climate Impacts & Identity

Climate change is an existential threat to our planet that will change every person’s lives in ways we don’t yet fully understand. It is also true that the climate crisis is already and will continue to impact certain people more severely than others, these differences often determined by social position and access to resources. Workshop presenters Dr. Charis Boke and Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario shared the following resources with all the Seminar participants:

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