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

Click here for a flyer about this Spring’s Green Sanctuary Events. Click on the headings below for descriptions of each of SFUU’s Green Sanctuary projects.


Green Sanctuary News

Thank you for participating in the Green Sanctuary Team’s projects geared toward sustainability in keeping with our mission and the seventh principle. More information about each project can found in the links to the left. The linked projects are listed to the left.

Our Green Sanctuary Team includes Tom Piette, Barb Munn, Bob Niblack, Marsha von Dessonneck, Helene Crandall, Janie Evans, and Allen Edwards.  Now that most of the projects have been completed, the Green Team will be focussing on completing our application process for reaccreditation (SFUU was first certified by the UUA as a ‘Green Sanctuary’ in 2010 and is overdue for reaccreditation).  The Social Justice Committee is committed to continuing the work that the Green Team has started and welcomes all interested members in joining their efforts. 

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


Click below for some information about climate change: