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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:

  1. Protect threatened and endangered species and their habitats;
  2. Advocate for clean air, both indoors and outdoors, and clean water;
  3. Promote the protection of public lands and water resources, and the responsible stewardship of private lands;
  4. Support and practice energy and water conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy;
  5. Use and advocate the use of public transportation and other environmentally sound alternatives;
  6. Reduce the waste of resources in our homes, congregations, and communities by recycling, using recycled products, and reducing consumption;
  7. Educate ourselves and our congregations on the need for these efforts and how best to undertake them; and
  8. Increase government support for environmental protection and energy conservation programs.

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