Environmental Justice Team Message

Message from Your Environmental Justice Ministry Team

The Environmental Justice Ministry Team formed in 2018 under the Justice Council to refocus and energize our individual and congregational commitment to sustainable living and commitments we made as part of our Green Sanctuary designation.

We hope you will join … read more.

Work for Justice at UUFR

Our faith as Unitarian Universalists calls us to “give life the shape of justice” by speaking up and taking action to create a more just, equitable, tolerant, inclusive, and peaceful community, state, nation, and world for all people regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual … read more.

Composting at UUFR

Composting food waste is far preferable to sending it to a landfill for a number of reasons.  Landfills divert land from other uses, are expensive to maintain and are fraught with environmental challenges.  But perhaps the most negative consequence is the generation of the powerful … read more.

UUFR Going Solar!

Learn about UUFR’s planned installation of a solar Photovoltaic power system at this months’s Environmental Justice Ministry Team meeting. Last November, the UUFR Board approved EJMT’s proposal to install a solar system under a lease agreement with Eagle Solar and Light (ESL). ESL is preparing … read more.

Drawdown Solutions

Photovoltaic systems are more affordable than ever, and UUFR’s Environmental Justice Ministry Team, in cooperation with the Facilities Team and Staff, is looking into the possibility of an installation at our church home. Rooftop Solar is #10 on the list of the 100 most … read more.

UUFR Foundation Funding

The UUFR Foundation is pleased to announced that it has been able to fund four important projects:

$550 for a 1-year pilot project to purchase renewable energy credits from Arcadia Power, which provides energy from sustainable wind farms.
$1,680 for a 1-year pilot project with Compost Now … read more.

Climate Change Summit: September 15-17

The Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) are sponsoring a summit on climate change in Washington DC on September 15 -17 and will meet with Senators in person to deliver hand-written letters from constituents. The Environmental Justice Ministry Team of UUFR will forward your letters … read more.

Triangle Interfaith Creation Care Network

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 … read more.

Take Part in Plastic-Free July

UUFR’s Environmental Justice Ministry Team invites you to take part in Plastic-Free July, a global effort to reduce the non-essential use of single-use plastics. It’s time to assess our habits and eliminate waste from disposable cups and straws, plastic shopping bags, and more. Learn more … read more.