How Green Can We Get in Fairbanks, Alaska? UUFF joins the Green Sanctuary Movement

Imagine for a moment a religious community that has a fundamental, bottom-line commitment to living in harmony with the Earth.  What would it look like?  How can we embody our seventh principle – respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part – in our daily practice at home, school, work, in our UUFF lives and in our broader community?  We will be joining the growing movement of more than 85 UU congregations across the country who are certified by UUA as a Green Sanctuary. Anna Plager will lead a discussion of what’s involved in becoming a Green Sanctuary.
We will start with a review of our current personal practices, based on your responses to the survey posted online prior to the service.  The Green Sanctuary Program encourages individual actions to reduce our impact on this planet, but primarily it is a program of congregational action.  It is about working together to strengthen our ability to create environmental change.  We will build Green Teams to embark on year-long projects that will build better stewardship of Earth’s resources.  Our goal is to create a realistic vision for our future activities in four focus areas:  Worship and Celebration; Religious Education; Sustainable Living; and Environmental Justice.  The service will be interactive – your participation will help guide our path to a greener future. Speaker, Anna Plager. Lay leader, Peg Bowers. Accompanist, Susan Grace.

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