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

  • December 2 at 3:30PM:  Nourishing Garden ribbon cutting at OBIC
  • January 15 at 11:30AM: Climate Forum:  UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland
  • January 23: Maryland YoUUth Legi-Con in Annapolis

Current Activities

Climate Service & Climate Fair Next Steps

Thanks to everyone who attended the Climate Service & Fair on Sunday, November 13, with special thanks to those who submitted questions to be answered during service. All questions + answers will be available HERE soon (whether they were addressed on Sunday). Learn more about and connect with climate action groups at UUCC.

Reducing Waste During the Holidays

Many UUCC members and friends have asked what they can do about climate change. A good, immediate start is doing things a bit more consciously during the holidays, a time of enormous waste.  Read More

Collaboration with Freetown Farm

UUCC is an active supporter of Freetown Farm in Columbia, Maryland.   See NBC Today Show video

Welcome to Meltsville

This The Washington Post article illustrates where we’re headed if we don’t take urgent action. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2022/heat-infrastructure-transportation/

And here’s a fun climate fiction novel about a futuristic Big Melt, by UUCC member and author Ned Tillman:  The Big Melt.  https://savingtheplaces.com/the-big-melt/

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 focused the first half of 2022 on Climate Justice* and those affected, and is focusing the second half on the three pillars of Green Sanctuary:  Adaptation & Resilience, Mitigation & Justice.  

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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.

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