A statue of a meditating monk sits in our garden.

Being a Green Sanctuary is one of the ways we work toward a vision of a healthier, more sustainable future.

As a recognized Green Sanctuary, we live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We commit to 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.

Accredited as a Green Sanctuary by the UU Ministry for Earth (UUA) in 2008, we affirm and promote the Unitarian-Universalist seventh principle:”respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part “ and affirm weekly our intent to “take good care of the Earth because it is our Home.”

We focus on raising the consciousness of the congregation and the community about issues of sustainability and earth justice – specifically zero waste and climate change – and offer opportunities to act on these as individuals and families, both in their homes and as citizens of the local and global community.

Contact: Green@CedarsUUChurch.org