UUFEC was recognized as a Green Sanctuary by the Unitarian Universalist Association. in 2010, after completing the certification process on in late 2009. This is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future. We live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. Specifically, the process involved addressing 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.

We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope. Are you interested in learning more or being engaged in environmental activities? Come to our second hour social justice group. Learn more about the UUA’s Green Sanctuary Program here.