The Green Sanctuary Program, originally nurtured and managed by the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, was designed to give roots and wings to the vision that, together, we can create a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth that is central to our lives.
The Green Sanctuary Program…
- Provides the framework for congregations to begin specific projects and activities that lead to recognition as a Green Sanctuary through candidacy and then accreditation.
- Invites congregations to embark on an exploration of what it means to live today within a religious community on an imperiled Earth.
- Is a way for all Unitarian Universalists to join our efforts, both symbolically and explicitly, in becoming stewards of the Earth.
A Green Sanctuary is a Congregation that…
- Has received official recognition for completing the Green Sanctuary Program.
- Lives out its commitment to the Earth by creating sustainable lifestyles for its members as individuals and as a faith community.
- Has a fundamental, bottom-line, commitment to living in harmony with the Earth.
By reading the Green Sanctuary Manual and following the Green Sanctuary Program Process, any congregation can become a Green Sanctuary.
BUXMONT UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP IS A GREEN SANCTUARY CANDIDATE
The BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Council voted to pursue Green Sanctuary accreditation in 2014. We are in the process of finalizing our action plan, which summarizes work completed since we initially applied for participation in the program in 2008. In the past 6 years there has been significant work completed throughout many BuxMont committees and programs, that have included the entire congregation in a meaningful way. Upon completion of the action plan, we’ll submit it to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for certification. We will be required to continue our efforts on an ongoing basis if we wish to maintain the certification.
In our application, we committed to taking action in the following areas:
- Worship and Celebration
- Religious Education
- Film Series
- Small Group Discussion
- Neshaminy Creek Clean-up
- Adopt-a-Road Program
- Reduce Energy Consumption
- Detention Basin
- Reduced Mowing
- Water Conservation
- Habitat for Native Creatures
Click on the links above for more information on what has been done and how you can help.