Climate Change & Crisis

Climate Change & Crisis

About Us

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, adhering to the Seventh Principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association—respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part—has established the UUCC Climate Crisis (2U4C) Team to explore all possible ways and means to mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve our planet. Contact Mary Rodgers or climateaction@uucolumbia.net.

Events 

  • May focus:  Women & Girls
  • June focus:  Racial Justice
  • September focus:  Food

Current Activities

Ten Steps You Can Take

We recommend this The Washington Post article to anyone interested in specific actions they could take to help reduce climate change.  10 steps you can take to lower your carbon footprint 

In a similar vein, here are UUCC’s Climate Change Top 10.

Social Justice Impacts of the Climate Crisis

The climate crisis disproportionately adversely affects the poor and the less powerful, while it is disproportionately caused by the rich and powerful. In 2022, the UUCC Climate Crisis Team will focus the first half of 2022 on Climate Justice* and those affected, and the second half on the causes.

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Questions? New to this group? If you have interest, ideas, or questions, or want to join the Planning Team, please email climateaction@uucolumbia.net.

Annual Climate Meeting

UUCC’s Climate Annual Meeting and Call to Action took place on November 7, 2021, and empowered members and friends to get involved and help set our direction for 2022.  See Presentation 

Women Environmentalists: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope 

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.
 
During Women’s History Month the Women and Girls Advocacy team has been featuring women who have provided healing and hope through their environmental work and advocacy.

Kids for a Livable Planet