Earth, Air, Water, and Fire
1997 General Resolution
BECAUSE the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association connect the values of democracy, personal growth, and social justice to a recognition of the interdependent web of all existence; and
WHEREAS safe air to breathe, safe water to drink, and a sustainable environment are essential for life; and
WHEREAS government support for environmental protection and energy conservation programs is inadequate;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association urges its member congregations, affiliate organizations, and individual Unitarian Universalists to increase their efforts to:
- Protect threatened and endangered species and their habitats;
- Advocate for clean air, both indoors and outdoors, and clean water;
- Promote the protection of public lands and water resources, and the responsible stewardship of private lands;
- Support and practice energy and water conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy;
- Use and advocate the use of public transportation and other environmentally sound alternatives;
- Reduce the waste of resources in our homes, congregations, and communities by recycling, using recycled products, and reducing consumption;
- Educate ourselves and our congregations on the need for these efforts and how best to undertake them; and
- Increase government support for environmental protection and energy conservation programs.
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