Category: Green Sanctuary

Green Sanctuary News – June 2020

Make Your Voice Be Heard on Climate Change

As we observe the impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that our government at every level is unprepared for current threats to our well-being. I believe that climate change is another such threat on the … read more.

Green Sanctuary Action – March 2020

Green Sanctuary March Action Table President Trump has already dismantled important environmental protections. Now he wants to do something even worse: to weaken the National Environmental Protection Act. Public comments are invited now, ending on March 10. You can submit your comments at … read more.

Green Sanctuary News – January 2020

Exciting news from the Green Sanctuary Committee
about the Town of Amherst and its work to reduce energy use

As you know, we have a climate crisis to solve. Our planet needs to stop using fossil fuels by 2050, if not earlier, in order to limit global … read more.

Green Sanctuary News: What is Green Burial?

I recently attended a small interment service at Wildwood Cemetery. It was a beautiful summer morning. The guests surrounded the body, which was clad in just a shroud. The minister spoke briefly, and we sang while lowering the body into the grave and scattering it … read more.

An Interview with Fred Small

by Pat Rector

In association with UUSA’s Green Sanctuary Committee, I agreed in May to talk with the Rev. Fred Small, Minister for Climate Justice of Arlington Street Church UU Church of Boston. Small had preached a powerful sermon on climate issues early in the spring … read more.