Working toward a world that is sustainable and just for humanity and for the whole web of life, including present and future generations
Green Sanctuary provides a roadmap for our church to rise to the crisis of Climate Change. Our objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the community adapt to the effects of man-made environmental changes. We deliberately seek ways to promote transformative solutions in our church and wider community, prioritize collaborative partnerships, and focus on the inclusion of low and moderate-income households.
Starting in 2023, we initiated two campaigns:
We have formed a strong partnership with the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN). In 2022, we hosted two webinars together. One taught about Legislative Advocacy and the Power of People. The other was focused on promoting the initiative that brought 35 electric school buses to CT the year before.
In 2023, we have been chosen by IREJN as one of 25 faith communities in Connecticut that will receive guidance on the use of a professionally prepared kit to promote and publicize our energy efficiency campaign. Together with other churches and synagogues, the Universalist Church will be promoting an energy campaign that will change the cost of energy for thousands of families. Together, we will bring clean and comfortable homes to Connecticut while reducing greenhouse gases.
More information about Green Sanctuary can be found on the UUA website or by emailing GS@westhartforduu.org.