The UCM Climate Action Team (CAT) works with our congregation and surrounding communities to educate, inspire, act, and create change that will promote climate justice and protect the earth, our home. CAT is also responsible for the Green Sanctuary Certification that UCM earned in 2003. 

During Covid-19, CAT is meeting the First Monday of each month at 4:30 PM online, via Zoom. To request the meeting link, please contact co-chair, Diana Chase.

The Climate Action Team held a Retreat in early September, 2020 to plan for the upcoming church year. Two sub-groups were formed, and we encourage UCM members and friends to join us! Each sub group met in early October, 2020 to determine ongoing actions. Please read weekly e-newsletters for additional information, and/or to get involved.

  • legislative sub-group focused on supporting climate change solutions bills in the 2020/2021 session of the legislature. Advocacy included e-mail, phone, and other actions, ie. partnering with others.
  • An education sub-group focused on supporting educational opportunities surrounding solutions to our changing climate.

 

Click here to access CAT’s Climate Action Resources — a page full of additional links to art, articles, authors, books, documentaries, TED Talks, videos, websites, and more — so we can all learn together how to be better stewards of this, our beautiful ‘Blue Boat Home.’

 

June, 2021 Update: 

As the climate crisis continues to intensify, please consider whether the Climate Action Team is a cause you can give your time, ideas, and ambition to. Help us to discover how UCM can play a bigger role in stabilizing our climate and transforming our world!

 

 

CAT will continue to meet over the summer, on the First Monday of Every Month at 4:30 PM. Among other topics, we hope to discuss ideas for continuing to integrate climate change topics into our Sunday Worship services.

Please contact co-chairs Diana Chace or Laura Brooke for monthly meeting information. You can also contact Laura Brooke if you’d like to be included on the CAT email list, so that you’ll receive occasional climate action updates and other climate action related information & opportunities from CAT members.

Our UCM congregation has been invited to join the First Universalist Society of Hartland, VT‘s June 20th service. A guest speaker will be presenting on: “A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient, and inclusive world.” Visit First Universalist Society’s website for more details — you may need to sign up for their email list in order to receive login details for the service.