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Problem of Environmental Policy

1977 General Resolution

WHEREAS, we recognize the integrity of our environment, both physical and social, and our need to respect the interdependence of ecological spheres and social activities; and

WHEREAS, the continued pollution of our environment, the continued depletion of our natural resources, and the continued decay of our rural and urban societies, all increase with an insufficient public policy; and

WHEREAS, economic groups are using the issues of our "recession" to pressure government to lessen already weak environmental controls to stimulate the economy; and

WHEREAS, government on all levels must help solve our long-term environmental problems;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1977 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges:

  1. Government on all levels to continue to support the needs of a healthy environment as the fundamental prerequisite to a healthy society which can provide itself with a healthy balanced economy;
  2. Unitarian Universalist congregations to establish and sustain environmental action committees, to monitor the effective implementation of public policy and to balance the lobbying power of large special interest groups by supporting organizations and individuals whose environmental records warrant such support;
  3. Each of us as individuals to become responsible members of our ecological niche by making ourselves aware of the crises that threaten our survival as a species and to support environmental awareness by the examples of our lives and our stimulation of others both individually and within the group to which we belong.

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