BECAUSE future generations have the right to inherit a livable
BECAUSE the responsibility for ensuring the livability of the biosphere lies
ultimately with every person; and
WHEREAS the quality of the environment is deteriorating; and
WHEREAS the burning of fossil fuels is a major contributing factor in this
WHEREAS fossil fuels are non-renewable resources; and
WHEREAS the true economic costs of processing and disposing of fossil fuels
and their byproducts are not accounted for; and
WHEREAS it is now possible to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by replacing
them with less polluting, ecologically safer means of energy conversion; and
WHEREAS the General Assemblies of 1977, 1979, and 1981 adopted resolutions
urging the development and the use of non-polluting, renewable sources of
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association support
efforts such as the Seventh Principle Project whose aim is to:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association advocate
research and development for conversion from fossil fuels to environmentally
sounder, cleaner sources of energy, such as solar, geothermal, wind, tidal, and
other safer sources of power, and that member congregations and individual
Unitarian Universalists be urged to join this action;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association promote
the conservation of the remaining dwindling sources of fossil fuel by improving
fuel efficiency, by encouraging increased taxation of polluting fuels, and
by increasing support for public transportation, and that member congregations
and individual Unitarian Universalists be urged to join this action; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association of
Congregations work with its affiliates, Unitarian Universalist congregations,
camps and conference centers, district offices, and other groups to set an
example by actively promoting energy conservation measures among ourselves,
including proper insulation, energy efficient lighting and heating, improvements
in building design and landscaping, and the encouragement of carpooling,
walking, and cycling.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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