Green Sanctuary 2020: A Faithful Response to Climate Urgency
This is the 7th iteration of the Green Sanctuary Program since it began in 1989. Learn more about Green Sanctuary 2020 vision, mission, and outcomes.
Getting Started or Renewing Your Green Sanctuary Accreditation
- Connect to Green Sanctuary staff and volunteers at createclimatejustice.net, the online organizing community where congregations learn from other congregations, share successes and struggles, and leverage our collective work.
- Become an Accredited Green Sanctuary or Renew Green Sanctuary Accreditation
- If you began your process to become accredited or to renew your accreditation before September 15, 2020, please see the Green Sanctuary 2019 program materials
Each congregation performs a self-assessment, writes a plan, and completes projects across: Environmental Justice / Climate Justice, Worship and Celebration, Religious Education, and Sustainable Living.
Congregations are also encouraged to join other UU initiatives, as well as inter-faith organizations. Createclimatejustice.net is a primary vehicle for collaboration. Examples of UU organizations dedicated to environmental / climate justice are:
UU Ministry for Earth is as primary partner (and the parent group) of Green Sanctuary.
UU Climate Action Teams is a network of UU congregational leaders focused on climate organizing.
Environmental Justice Practitioners Network (EJPN) is a community of practice for Unitarian Universalist environmental and climate justice leaders and community partners.