The Change the World Kids

Started by children in the religious education program of North Universalist Chapel Society (Woodstock, Vermont), the Change the World Kids is now a self-governing, 501(c)3-incorporated action club of middle- and high-school-age youth in Vermont's Upper Valley region. The group meets regularly to choose and implement projects, both local and international. Their ad in a local paper ("Kids can help!") brought requests from community members for help stacking wood, shoveling snow, renovating substandard housing, and more. Visit the website and contact the group to learn more about their projects or find out how to start a local chapter such as the Island Chapter (Maine) and chapters in Westhampton, Massachusetts, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

UU Ministry for Earth

UU Ministry for Earth has developed many resources for action to protect the Earth, including the Green Sanctuary process, which helps congregations and their members adopt environment-friendly practices.

Environmental Projects for Children

The book, Earth Child 2000: Earth Science for Young Children: Games, Stories, Activities and Experiments, by Kathryn Sheehan and Mary Waidner, provides active ways to introduce children to nature and earth sciences, divided by age categories and topic.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website has games, activities, and more for children, presented in categories including "Garbage & Recycling," "Plants & Animals," "Got a Question?" and "You & Your Environment," plus resources for teachers.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.