Energy and Justice for All (on hiatus)
Are you concerned about global warming? The Energy and Justice for All committee is concerned, and they are taking action to organize the church to do something about it. Energy and Justice for All committee members strive to encourage UUs and the broader public to take personal and political action in response to the crisis of climate change. They hope that together we will be able to envision and create a new more just, greener local and global economy.
Contact: Roger Lemons.
Green Sanctuary Designation (on hiatus)
“Green Sanctuary” is a designation awarded by the Unitarian Universalist Association to recognize the congregations that have shown a strong commitment to our Seventh Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” To earn this designation, congregations must complete at least 12 projects in four different areas: environmental justice, religious education, worship and celebration, and green living.
Members of the Energy and Justice for All initiated the process at First Unitarian Church in 2011. By the fall of 2014, members of several committees and dozens of additional volunteers completed 18 projects toward the accreditation. The UUA awarded the Green Sanctuary designation to First Unitarian Church of Des Moines in February of 2015.