Being a Green Sanctuary is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future.

As a recognized Green Sanctuary, we live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We commit to four practices, grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles:

  • Environmental Justice: We partner with marginalized communities who are hit first and hardest by environmental crisis.  In partnering with these communities we are able to address human and environmental needs at the same time.
  • Worship and Celebration: As we work together towards a cleaner, more just and sustainable world, worship inspires our work and reminds us of what is most sacred and most true.
  • Religious Education: Our workshops and programs for all ages shape attitudes and build practices that are sustainable and spiritually-grounded.
  • Sustainable Living: We treat the world more gently by using fewer resources and being mindful of the choices we make, both as a congregation and as households.


Earth Stewards Green Team

The Earth Stewards Green Team was established as a committee in 2007, with our initial purpose of  working  towards a Green Sanctuary Certification. An environmental audit of the church was conducted and plans were developed.  Over the next 2 years  twelve projects were completed  in 4 areas – Worship and Celebration, Religious Education, Environmental Justice, and Sustainable Living. In 2009 the Green Sanctuary Certification was awarded SUUC by the UU Ministry for Earth.   We continue to work on an awareness of environmental issues including sustainable living, connecting our spiritual practices with an Earth consciousness,  environmental justice, and encouraging a lifestyle in our personal and church lives that respects our environment.