Caring for the Earth
Vision: We envision a world that is healed and transformed: where respect for the interdependent web of all existence enables people from all walks of life to live without fear of human-caused environmental destruction and in harmony with each other and the rest of creation.
Mission: The mission of the Earth Justice Action Group is to transform the ERUUF community to fully engage in addressing the climate crisis as a moral issue that is inextricably linked to our commitment to work for justice, equity, inclusion. We seek to build awareness and knowledge of our material and spiritual interconnectedness, to initiate sound practices that benefit nature through projects and activities, and to direct congregants to efforts local-to-global that create a just, resilient, and sustainable world.
- Contact Person: Betsy Bickel
- Role: chair
- Staff Partner: Kaleb Graves, Justice Coordinator
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ― Howard Zinn
It may be hard to believe but April is right around the calendar corner and that means Earth and Climate Justice Month at ERUUF with in person and virtual offerings. We invite all members and friends to join us in putting intention and attention on living our UU 7th Principle (ultimately all our Principles are related as we cannot have justice or peace without clean air and water, fertile soil, and stable climate) at higher levels of expression in practical ways, right here and right now!
As you drive to the back parking lot at ERUUF, you may notice two, wood-framed, raised beds, next to the one already there. As a site for growing annual vegetables, these beds are the first stage of the Community Edible Landscape Program (CELP).
However, this is about much more than simply growing some veggies. By using food as the impetus, the Earth Justice Committee hopes to provide educational, social, spiritual, and community-building opportunities for the congregation. Thanks to a grant from the ERUUF Foundation, Earth Justice is building the infrastructure to make the food-faith connection.