UUC established its Climate Action Team in the spring of 2014. In the spirit of the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism – respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part – the Climate Action Team’s mission is to seek reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In the spirit of the second UUC principle – justice, equity and compassion in human relations – the team will advocate policies to begin to redress injustices already set in motion by past and present emissions. We will do this by—
- advocating for just government policies to reduce these emissions;
- promoting understanding of the climate crisis;
- encouraging action by individuals, the congregation, and the community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and
- forming linkages with other organizations to support sensible efforts to reduce these emissions.
UUC Earth Day Service
People for Climate Action
Climate Action Team members are working with others in the county to press King County and the cities in King County to develop a bold climate action plans to force greenhouse gas emission reductions. The county and the city have ambitious goals for reducing emissions, but emissions are little changed. Seattle and King County are far from being on target to meet 2020 goals. Please join our effort!