Field of wildflowers on Everett Butts’ Mount Pleasant property in Lincoln; photo by Ron Wirgart

Field of wildflowers on Everett Butts’ Mount Pleasant property in Lincoln; photo by Ron Wirgart

Green Sanctuary News

Join the Green Sanctuary Team this Spring as we roll out a series of projects geared toward sustainability in keeping with our mission and the seventh principle. The linked projects are listed at the bottom of this page, come to them all to learn how we can all pull together to reduce the human impact of climate change , simplify our lives, reduce costs, and live more sustainably on planet Earth.

SFUU was first certified by the UUA as a ‘Green Sanctuary’ in 2010.   Our newly regenerated Green Sanctuary Team includes Tom Piette, Barb Munn, Bob Niblack, Marsha von Dessonneck, Helene Crandall, Janie Evans, and Allen Edwards.  Your Green Team has been busy working on a plan for reaccreditation; feel free to join us in our efforts - all are welcome.

Being a Green Sanctuary means that as a congregation we are committed to environmental justice and caring for the Earth, which aligns with our mission statement.  The reaccreditation process is meant to energize our congregation to put our values into action. The UUA goals for the Green Sanctuary program include:

  1. Deepening our ties to the seventh principle by bringing congregational culture into greater alignment with environmentally sustainable practices.

  2. Empowering our members to embrace and integrate effective stewardship of the Earth into our daily lives.

  3. Inviting our members to address climate injustice through activism


The UUA Green Sanctuary Review Team approved our application to be a candidate for re-accreditation on October 18th. Descriptions of the projects in our approved action plan are listed below (click on each project to get a description).