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Green Initiatives now Green Team

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In 2014 Green Team was formed to continue the work on environmental issues.  They instigated the Solar Panel Project which culminated in a successful fund raising event and installation of Solar Panels on the church in July 2015.

They organized a Climate Rally in 2014. 

They have encouraged more recycling, and print green tips in Order of Service.

History of Green Sanctuary

A Green Sanctuary is a congregation that lives out its commitment to the Earth by creating a sustainable life style for its members as individuals and as a faith community. Sustainable living is not about our material comfort (though these choices are an important part of the overall life style); it is about choosing to live in a way that nurtures life, builds relationships, and rejects material consumption as the sole determinant of happiness.

In 2007 the Green Sanctuary leaders began to gather information about current energy consumption, recycling habits, food and shopping choices, and the use of toxic substances - both around the campus and at the homes of members. Based on that data the Green Sanctuary leaders have identified areas for education and improvement and are currently designing twelve projects to submit with the application for Candidacy in the UUA Green Sanctuary Program.

As of 2013, much of the work for Green Sanctuary Certification had been done.  We have held services, improved our water and electric usage, planted native plants, held classes on vegan eating, saved a local park, and monitered air quality projects near the port.  One big piece we are missing is an all church project for environmental justice in which we partner with another organization.  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , if you have ideas for this project.