Environmental Justice Ministry

Service, Education, Witness, Advocacy, and Justice opportunities at UUCA

In person meetings at UUCA have been cancelled until further notice. Off site service opportunities have been scaled back, as well.

At its 2020 Spring Congregational meeting, UUCA members voted to have the justice ministry focus on environmental issues. We have EJM committee meetings the second Sunday of each month at 1:00pm on Zoom. You can also follow the UUCA EJM on Facebook and Twitter for relevant news articles and local events. Thanks!

At its 2020 Fall Congregational meeting, UUCA members voted we begin the process to become an accredited Green Sanctuary with the UUA. Each congregation performs a self-assessment, writes a plan, and completes projects across: Environmental Justice / Climate Justice, Worship and Celebration, Religious Education, and Sustainable Living. Learn more about Green Sanctuary 2020 here.


Environmental Justice sermon - On the 2nd Sunday of each month we will hear from a speaker on an Environmental Justice, UU the Vote, or other Social Justice related topic:  
  • January 10 - "Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act," with Ken Bodger, Citizens Climate Lobby. A Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteer since 2014, Ken Bodger will share with us about how a carbon-fee-and-dividend policy will quickly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while strengthening the economy, benefiting working families, and improving public health outcomes. 
  • February 14 - UUA's Side with Love
  • March 14 - tbd

Solar Power System

Our solar power system was put into operation on Nov. 13, 2009, supplying about 40% of our energy needs. Several local officials congratulated us on installing this environmentally friendly system.

The Sierra Club's Energy Task Force presented us with the "Solar Powered Building" decal shown here. By September, 2017, our roof-mounted solar panels had produced over 69,000 KWhrs of power, reducing CO2 emissions by over 59 tons.


Pledge to be a Faith Climate Justice Voter. "There are deep inequities and racial injustices in our communities and nation. This is a moment for fundamental change. We need leaders who share our values of loving our neighbors and caring for Creation and are committed to ending structures of oppression, ending environmental injustices, and tackling climate change."

Vote in every election! Every OC registered voter will receive a mail in ballot, and no postage is necessary to return it by mail through USPS or drop it off in a ballot drop box location around Orange County. To learn more go to Orange County Registrar of Voters.







































































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