Environmental Justice Ministry

Thanks to our elementary school friends for suggesting this guide to becoming more eco-friendly, The Money-Saving Guide to Going Green at Home

Would you like to lessen your carbon footprint by eating locally farmed fruits & vegetables, support a local business, and help raise funds for UUCA? Then please sign up for our new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) fundraiser with Tanaka Farms! Every other Sunday you will pick up your CSA box of fruits & vegetables at UUCA, and the church will receive 10% of the purchase price of each box. All you need to do is sign up!

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

Green Sanctuary 2030

Please enjoy our Native Plant Garden on the north side of our R.E. building when you next visit UUCA in person.

At its April 18, 2021, meeting the UUCA Board voted to support HR 2307 - the Energy Innovation & Carbon dividend Act - Read the resolution

Environmental Justice Ministry committee meetings are held the 4th Sunday of alternate months at 1:00pm in person & on Zoom.

Environmental Justice sermons

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. Recordings of previous presentations can be found on UUCA's Facebook page. 

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.

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.

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.