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Climate Action Team

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Climate Crisis: A Call to Action

Saturday, February 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Nathan Johnson Hall Register now for this workshop sponsored by our UUC Climate Action Team. This workshop will provide a hopeful alternative to depressing news about the climate....

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Climate Action Team Meeting

Sunday, January 12, 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Emerson Please join us to learn more about the Climate Action Workshop and see ways you can volunteer. We have community updates and decisions to make. Grab some...

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UUC Climate Action Team Workshop

CLIMATE CRISIS: A CALL TO ACTION Save the Date!Saturday, February 15, 20209:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee, tea and muffinsLight lunch includedChildcare Pre-K – 5thGetting Off Fossil Fuels What You Can Do...

Catherine Ruha painting of a tree growing out of water with a heart and circulatory system and salmon where the roots would be

From the Climate Action Team

All Life is a Gift “It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us...

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Climate Action Team Meets

Sunday, December 8, 12:45 p.m. in the Channing room Please join us to learn about and contribute to plans for the Climate Action Workshop in February, related activities going on in the community, and...

Ecologically grown vegetables - garlic_ cucumbers_ tomatoes_ onions_ carrots_ little orange berries and spikey red things

From the Climate Action Team

In Gratitude The Windigo is the legendary monster of the Anishinaabe people who has a voracious hunger and a heart of ice. They were once a human being “who has become a cannibal monster.”...

Climate Action Team Meets Second Sundays

Sunday, November 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Meadowbrook room 22 (back) Join us for good news and bad news on the Climate Crisis front as well as planning for a UUC event in 2020....

Lotus flower

From the Climate Action Team

Changing for the Welfare of the World “The interdependent and interrelated nature of existence is an argument that few will contest. It is a truth affirmed by the expanding horizons of our understanding of...

King County Climate Action Team Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the UW Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Ct NE (on the UW campus) Show up with UUC Climate Action Team members to support meaningful, specific, and comprehensive...

Climate Action Team Meets

Sunday, October 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Meadowbrook room 23 (front) Join us for updates on the Seattle Green Deal, community events concerning Climate Change, and plans for Education (seminar) and Direct Action. Bring...

Varied Thrush, Bellevue, WA

From the Climate Action Team

Let Us Love Back the Birds According to a recent survey by a team of university researchers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations the bird population has dropped by 2.9 billion in the last 50...

Caroline Heege speaking into a PA system at a climate protest

UUC Eighth Grade Climate Activist

Caroline Heege, an 8th grader at UUC, was included in a Newsweek article interviewing youth climate activists around the world: https://www.newsweek.com/our-futures-are-risk-meet-kids-skipping-school-join-global-climate-strike-1458514. Caroline was also profiled recently in Seattle’s Child.

Marchers with a sign reading "There is no planet B"

Climate Strike with Youth

Friday, September 20, 11:30 a.m. UUC meet up for march; 9 a.m.-noon Climate Justice Fest Join the Climate Action Team and other UU’s as we join youth worldwide in marching for a livable future....

Crowd of kids in front of government building with sign reading "Kids Want Climate Justice" - photo by Lorie Shaull

From the Climate Action Team

We Are Counting on You Every Friday for eight months, teenager Greta Thunberg sat outside Sweden’s parliament with her sign declaring a school strike to call for greater action on climate change. [1] Ms....

"American Sailing" - painting by Thomas Eakins

From the Climate Action Team

The Winds of Change “Imagination is essential to our ability to create, design and bring about the futures we want. Scientific inquiry, combined with our own dreams, fears and desires, are the building blocks...

Adult helping child water a newly planted tree

From the Climate Action Team

Restoring Relationship “Relationship endures…here is where our most challenging and most rewarding work lies, in restoring a relationship of respect, responsibility, and reciprocity. And love… “…A 1994 statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network puts...

Climate Action Team Meeting – August 11

Sunday, August 11, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Meadowbrook Community Center, Room 11 Join us to review the Climate Action Team’s mission, focus, and objectives. Help us take the next steps toward our long term goals...

Sun and solar panel

From the Climate Action Team

Dare a Deed that Challenges and Kindle a Hope [1] It is common to feel helpless and vulnerable in face of danger. Climate change is a danger that leaves many feeling anxious and wondering...

Looking up into the branches of an elm tree

From the Climate Action Team

The Gifts of Trees When I am among the trees,especially the willows and the honey locust,equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,they give off such hints of gladness. ~Mary Oliver When you are...

Climate Warriors, Fiji

From the Climate Action Team

Poetics: Pacific Places, Rising Oceans, Rising Voices… For now, we sit, until we feel the existential personal threat of change. Holding the existence of our world in our hearts may be challenging, but, there...

Mount Rainier from above Myrtle Falls

From the Climate Action Team

What Do We Value as a Nation? For this 4th of July, Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly wrote that we must not let narcissism “dominate and politicize Independence Day.” [1] We, the people, must...

"Touching" - drawing by Catherine Ruha

From the Climate Action Team

The UU Seventh Principle The UU Seventh Principle is thought of as our environmental principle, but it is really a very comprehensive principle. We covenant to affirm and promote “respect for the interdependent web...

Bold Nebraska

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...