ERUUF is pursuing the UUA's Green Sanctuary accreditation to bring our congregation into increased environmental awareness and harmony with our planet. The program, approved by the Board in 2017, provides a pathway for our congregation to examine our current environmental impacts and move towards more sustainable, just, and equitable practices grounded in Unitarian Universalism that make us good stewards of the planet. Learn more - UUA Green Sanctuary
In 2017-18, ERUUF’s Earth Justice Team involved the whole congregation in community engagement sessions, questions on the Pulse Survey, and one-on-one conversations. They used the information to apply for Green Sanctuary (GS) Candidacy from the UUA. A GS Action Plan was developed in this process, and includes twelve projects that will enable the fellowship to significantly move toward sustainability. The largest and most involved project involves adding solar panels to our campus, and a commitment to generate at least 20% of our energy from renewable sources by 2021. The Solar Project could help us achieve this goal in significant ways.
In 2017, ERUUF decided to work toward accreditation as a Green Sanctuary (GS) under a program coordinated by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). ERUUF's Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, approved by the Board in 2017, includes a proposal by Earth Justice to become a Green Sanctuary congregation.