Author Archives: Robin Nelson
Earth Day is approaching and we would like all UUA staff to take part in the celebration. We’d like to take this opportunity for the UUA as an institution to make our workplaces friendlier to the environment and help people most adversely affected by environmental degradation.
We’re kicking off a 40 day commitment challenge on Wednesday, April 27th, where staff will engage in small and large daily actions to support and celebrate our life-giving planet. We’re focusing our actions on water justice, but a multitude of social justice issues impact water, from food to energy to immigration, so we encourage you to be creative in what you might do! (more…)
In November I attended the Northern New England District (NNED) Environmental Sustainability and Justice Conference, co-hosted by the UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE).
The first day of the conference the Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium was offered. My favorite part of the day was when we were handed commitment cards and invited to sign them. The simplicity and the vastness of the statement struck me. Though, you don’t have a commitment card, I invite you to read the commitment and then decide whether or not you can write down the statement and sign your name to it. The statement reads:
“I am committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet as the guiding principle of our times.“