General Assembly Sustainability Policy

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Adopted 2012, General Assembly (GA) Planning Committee.

Vision Statement

We strive to continuously improve the sustainability of General Assembly, the annual business meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

We have a responsibility to act in ways commensurate with our Principles as we attempt to make the world a better place for all living things.

We want to work with host destinations to leave a lasting legacy of improved capacity to hold more sustainable events.

Our attention to environmental and social responsibility includes working within the law and voluntarily exceeding legal requirements in order to model best practice for our congregations and other religious denominations.

Material Issues

As a liberal religious denomination committed to social and environmental justice, we have prioritized issues that are important to our congregations, including:

  • Equal and inclusive participation of diverse individuals
  • Conservation of water and water quality
  • Promotion of reduced and renewable energy opportunities
  • Reduction of solid waste