Category: Environmental Justice Ministry
By Russ Outcalt, Environmental Justice Ministry Team
As part of our Earth Day observances, the April justice collection recipient will be the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network. Here’s what your money will support, and how it will advance UUFR’s goals of fighting climate change … read more.
By Amy Blackwell, Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry Team
A 2019 UUFR Halloween party with refugee children
One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had at UUFR is working with refugees. Our Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry Team has relationships with two refugee resettlement agencies in … read more.
By Jim Yocom, Environmental Justice Ministry Team
In 2021 the Environmental Justice Ministry Team along with congregational leaders will review UUFR’s designation as an official UUA “Green Sanctuary.” This process will identify new ways that UUFR can address climate change and engage members in this … read more.
By Cathy Murphy, Environmental Justice Ministry Team
Many of us are accumulating a pandemic-fueled pile of takeout containers, just as this Washington Post article describes.
I used to carry reusable containers in my car to take home my restaurant leftovers. However, that practice isn’t helpful … read more.
In November 2019, the UUFR Board authorized a solar array on the roof of Fellowship Hall under a lease arrangement with Eagle Solar & Light. Since then a lot of work has been done both by ESL and UUFR to design and engineer the system, … read more.
I like to think that as consumers we can move the environmental needle by using our purchasing power to influence the kinds of goods that are manufactured. With that in mind, thought I’d share info on some eco-friendly products that a couple of us have … read more.
A tremendous opportunity to fight climate change is now in the U. S. Congress as the “American Innovation and Manufacturing Act” or AIM (S 2754). This bill will phase out HFC super greenhouse gases and help avoid a full half degree centigrade of global warming … read more.