From the UUC Climate Action Team

Our Mutual Interconnectedness

Last Sunday Reverend Beth spoke of awakening commitment to mutuality and awareness of our interconnected destinies; of finding collective power as a people to affect policy and cultural change. Here is one such story:

Bold Nebraska

Bold Nebraska is an alliance of farmers, ranchers, Tribal Nations and citizens to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. They work on issues including eminent domain, clean energy, small family farms and lifting up small local businesses. They have planted sacred Ponca corn and erected solar panels in the path of the proposed pipeline. “We unified behind our shared vision of saving the Ogallala Aquifer…the winds, the beautiful plains and all the Silent Ones who are part of the cycle of life…” explains Ponca Nation of Oklahoma Councilwoman Casey Camp-Horinek

In 2018, Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup returned land to the Ponca Nation: “It is only fitting that out of the tragedy of the Ponca Trail of Tears that a small piece of this historic Trail be transferred to them. It is also fitting that the land where we will plant our fifth crop of sacred Ponca corn be theirs as well.”

How might we join with others in a shared vision of supporting and saving our interconnected lives from climate pollution here in the Puget Sound?