Members of UUFR’s Environmental Justice Ministry Team participated in the kickoff meeting of the Triangle Interfaith Creation Care Network held on February 19, 2019, at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. This group seeks to raise awareness, share knowledge, and encourage environmental stewardship in the local faith community.
At least eighteen congregations were represented, including Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist groups, as well as UUFR and the Eno River UU Fellowship. It was encouraging to see the level of concern and commitment expressed by all attendees, particularly with respect to climate change. Some churches have achieved “Zero Waste” status; others have installed solar panels or built energy efficient buildings; and most compost their food waste.
UUFR was awarded Green Sanctuary status by the UUA a few years ago, but there is more we can do. We look forward to revitalizing our efforts in coordination with the Creation Care Network. Please join us for environmental justice events at Wellspring and beyond. Our ministry team’s calendar can be found online: https://tinyurl.com/uufr-ejmt-events.