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Recognizing the stress placed upon the biosphere through excessive demands
upon resources, and mismanagement of those resources for industrial, commercial,
and personal objectives; and
Acknowledging that we are responsible for the survival of life on our planet;
WHEREAS industrialized countries consume a disproportionate share of the
earth's finite resources and generate a disproportionate quantity of waste and
WHEREAS the disposal of environmentally dangerous wastes in the form of
plastics, chemicals, metals, and synthetic and radioactive materials has proven
to contaminate our air, water, and land with carcinogens and toxins;
WHEREAS we are increasingly polluting our environment by human-error;
WHEREAS acid rain has damaged and destroyed forests and lakes throughout the
northern latitudes; and destruction of tropical rain forests by corporations,
governments, and internationally-sponsored projects is resulting in one-third of
the annual increase in global carbon dioxide levels, which have been rising
since the late 19th century, threatening life on earth with an unprecedented
warming trend; and
WHEREAS the polar ozone layers have decreased significantly in the past
decade, threatening life on earth with an increased level of ultraviolet
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association calls
upon its congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists to examine their
attitudes and to practice responsibility as consumers, affirming the need to
support and participate in community conservation and recycling programs;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Unitarian Universalists inform and petition their
legislators to enact legislation:
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that Unitarian Universalists support international
efforts to heal the harmful effects of human activities on the biosphere.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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