Resources for Further Engagement
After attending the Intergenerational Spring Seminar April 9-11, the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) hopes that all participants will continue engagement with the office and with the issues discussed, such as supporting BIPOC-led food and farming initiatives, and advocating for policies to create climate justice locally and globally.
Our esteemed presenters, partners, and volunteers have provided the following information and resources for continued engagement (grouped roughly based on topic). We're happy to add more - send additional resources to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can update this list!
Opportunities for Individuals to Take Action
Learn More and Get Involved
Check out the Planning Committee's 2021 Seminar Resource Guide (PDF) ! Click around to delve further into this year's theme "All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability." The Resource Guide contains:
UUA and UN Context and Statements
Valuable articles based on Spring Seminar themes
Organizations relating to Climate & Food Justice
Book & Film recommendations
Action for Climate Justice
- Join the Project Drawdown UU Initiative
Unitarian Universalists and friends are invited to join the UU team as part of the Drawdown EcoChallenge. Between March 20 and June 15, 2021 you'll choose actions you will take on a one-time or daily basis that further the solutions of Project Drawdown. Some actions are recommendations that strategically support both Drawdown AND building the UU Climate Justice Movement.
Action for Food Justice
- Strategy #1: Policy Platform
- Strategy #2: Individual Actions
- Strategy #3: Reparations
- Strategy #4: Alliance Building
- Strategy #5: Internal Organizational Transformation
- Strategy #6: Grantmaking and Funding
- Strategy #7: Self-Reflection and Education
- Learn about and get involved with sustainable farming and food forests like these:
- Festival Beach Food Forest in Austin, TX
- Many Hands Peace Farm at The Mountain Learning and Retreat Center, a UU camp and conference center in Highlands, NC
- Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY
Join a Network to Connect and Share
Interested in Climate and Food Justice? Want to take action and build your network? You are invited to join the "All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability" Group in Create Climate Justice Net (CCJnet). This will be an ongoing way to stay in touch with people who are passionate about climate and food justice, whether or not you were able to attend the 2021 Intergenerational Seminar. It's a place to find out about and share resources and opportunities for action.
- Learn more about Create Climate Justice Net (and sign up for a tour and Q&A! They're held 3 times monthly)
- Join the Food Equity and Sustainability Group in CCJnet (must be signed in to the network for this link to work properly)
Resources for Congregations Taking Action
- Green Sanctuary 2030: Mobilizing for Climate Justice
With Green Sanctuary 2030 : Mobilizing for Climate Justice – A Roadmap for Congregations to Rise to the Crisis, congregations will be supported in doubling down for the action needed to create a more just and equitable future. You can learn more about the GS 2030 initiative by reviewing the slide presentation from March 20, 2021 and by joining the next GS 2030 briefing. These briefings are held on the first Wednesday of most months (skipping May 2021), and Zoom information can be found in the Featured Events section of Create Climate Justice.
- From "All Are Called: Frameworks for Engaged Justice" workshop led by Rev. Ranwa Hammamy (UUJMCA) and Katia Hansen (UURISE):
- Fill-able Framework Documents (puzzle & Love ARC)
- Asset-Mapping Tool for your congregation from UU The Vote
- Congregational Asset-Mapping Tool: COVID-19 Anti-Fascism Version from UU The Vote