Gordon Wyse is on the Green Sanctuary Committee and presented this homily at The UUSA Earth Day service (April 19, 2020). It comes from an essay co-written by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Leah D. Schade, co-editors of the book Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage … read more.
Category: Green Sanctuary
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. Climate change is another such threat on the near horizon. Climate change is expected to contribute to more … read more.
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.
Voters concerned about climate change have a wide variety of
policy proposals from candidates for President in 2020. There are more in-depth
proposals than have existed in any previous presidential election. All
Democratic candidates would rejoin the Paris Agreement, plan to remove fossil
fuel subsidies and are targeting carbon … read more.
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.
The Common Share Food Co–op is coming to town! The Co-op now has 645 members and needs 1000 total
to secure funding and move ahead with plans for a store in Amherst.
The store will feature local, organic, sustainably grown produce, meat and dairy products, as well … read more.
By Allison Brau
In the past few months, a youth-led climate justice movement known as the Sunrise Movement has exploded across the country. The movement, founded in 2017, gained traction and made national headlines last November, and this year has grown from only fifteen hubs to … read more.
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.
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.