Being a Green Sanctuary is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future.

As a recognized Green Sanctuary, we live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We commit to four practices, grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles:

  • Environmental Justice: We partner with marginalized communities who are hit first and hardest by environmental crisis.  In partnering with these communities we are able to address human and environmental needs at the same time.
  • Worship and Celebration: As we work together towards a cleaner, more just and sustainable world, worship inspires our work and reminds us of what is most sacred and most true.
  • Religious Education: Our workshops and programs for all ages shape attitudes and build practices that are sustainable and spiritually-grounded.
  • Sustainable Living: We treat the world more gently by using fewer resources and being mindful of the choices we make, both as a congregation and as households.

We would like to take a moment to highlight some of our accomplishments. In the community, members of KVUUC have worked on petition drives for GMO labelling and carbon taxes. We have worked with the IOOF on a bicycle project. That project collects old bikes and refurbishes them for distribution to kids at Christmas. We have organized a new community organization, called Our Environment, that is working in five general areas: divestment from fossil fuels, air and water pollution, food issues, transportation issues and city policy. We recently dedicated the Helen Wise Bee Garden to the preservation of pollinators. The aims of the garden project is two-fold in its aim; namely, direct public education and education through implementation..

We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope. Contact to get involved. And join our broad and growing movement for climate justice with Commit2Respond.