ENVIRONMENT

UUs throughout the Pacific Northwest are working together to learn, teach and act for a more more just, sustainable and healthy planet.  While our interests and issues are diverse, we are currently connecting most often around the following issues:

Click on the links above to connect to the homepages for these issues/groups.  Have another interest?  Let us know.  The Northwest UU Justice Network is interested in supporting your work on environmental issues and environmental justice. 

  1. JOIN the network
  2. More info about the network and how you can work through it, contact DD Hilke, Executive Director, NWuuJN.Exec@gmail.com

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UU Ministry for Earth Shares its Deep Resources and Issue Updates Last Updated on 2018-07-18 03:47:26 UU Ministry for Earth had a very exciting and productive time at UUA General Assembly 2018. We want to share the many resources we compiled for you and your congregations to use in your justice-seeking work. From an Environmental Justice tour of Kansas City with local grassroots leaders, to two film screenings of The Reluctant Radical with the film producer Lindsey Grayzel, to over a dozen wonderful workshops and small group “table talks” --- UU Ministry for Earth had a bustling, wonderful time at General Assembly sharing experiences and deepening relationships with so many UUs! One outcome of General Assembly was the passing of an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW). The ultimate purpose of passing UUA General Assembly resolutions, statements, and actions of immediate witness is not the statement itself, but the consequent actions and solidarity... More »
Amazonians Need Our Voice Last Updated on 2018-07-14 03:08:29   Can we sit back and let this happen? The Amazon rain forest and her inhabitants require our voice and support. She is the great lung of the world containing incredible beauty and diversity, but like the rest of the biosphere she's being murdered. Logging and petroleum extraction are corrupting the culture and the land. Her people are being terrorized, raped and murdered. There are more 500 toxic spill sites there. 80% of the oil extracted there comes to the US.    "The forest is our grocery store.  It is our mother." -- Mirian Cisneros, Presidenta Tayjasaruta   The People of Sarayaku  have announced “Kawsak Sacha: A Native Proposal for Confronting Climate Change”. Please support and share this critical effort by 7/25/18, the date of a conference in Quito, Ecuador determined to convince the Ecuadorian legislature to... More »
Backbone Campaign July Events Last Updated on 2018-07-11 16:36:42 Because of the many ways you support Backbone, together we're standing up to gun violence, ICE, and fossil fuel infrastructure and in support of indigenous rights and the Poor People's Campaign. In this bi-monthly newsletter, we want to keep you updated on the latest happenings, opportunities for action, and reports on the great work you and others are engaged in! If this work inspires you and restores your faith that we WILL win our fight for true democracy, pitch in here to keep these actions happening. July 12 "United by Water" will be screened at Patagonia in downtown Seattle, 7:00pm. Please pre-register/RSVP to ensure we have enough food and drink for everyone AND you'll receive a raffle ticket for a drawing for Patagonia gear that night! July 19 Join us on the monthly Solidarity Brigade call to discuss past actions and help plan an... More »
First West Coast Liquified Natural Gas Terminal Proposed in Oregon Last Updated on 2018-07-11 16:00:11            I am proud of the Pacific Northwest’s hard-fought victories over the coal and oil industries. Together, we’ve stopped North America’s largest coal and oil export terminals, created historic land use policies banning new fossil fuel infrastructure, and protected clean air and water for future generations. It’s time to use that momentum developed defeating Big Coal and Oil to another climate fight: fracked gas. The newly-formed Power Past Fracked Gas coalition will strengthen fight against new fracked gas infrastructure and help our region transition to true clean energy solutions. Why Power Past Fracked Gas? The fracked gas industry wants to take away our climate, clean air and water victories by flooding our region with dangerous new fracked gas infrastructure. The industry is trying to derail our climate victories by... More »
Climate Author Peter Kalmus Speaks in Seattle July 8 Last Updated on 2018-06-30 23:46:25 What: Talk by climate author Peter Kalmus (Social Justice Sunday) Where: Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (Temporary location of University Unitarian Church -- see below) When: Sunday, July 8, 2018, optional potluck 10 a.m. and talk 10:30 a.m. (If you wish to attend the optional potluck, please bring your own cup or mug and a dish to share -- pre-cut and with serving utensil.)   The Climate Action Team at University Unitarian Church is pleased to announce that Peter Kalmus, the author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, will be featured at Social Justice Sunday on July 8. Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. “I... More »