Climate Crisis

Climate 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.

Current Activities

UUMANE and Climate Revival

UUMANE (UU Mid-Atlantic Network for the Environment) is an organization established in May of 2023 by more than 100 members from over 10 UU congregations in Maryland, DC and Virginia, as a way to increase our influence and help each other to promote ways to improve the environment and support environmental justice.

At our first meeting, attendees decided on four focus areas: Advocacy and Lobbying, Plant-Based Food Policy, Environmental Justice and Confronting Planetary Overshoot. If you are interested in joining any of the UUMANE focus groups, please contact Ed Gaddy (edward.gaddy@gmail.com) or Chris Crandell (chriscrandell1@gmail.com). We would love your input!

At our most recent meeting, each focus group reported on their achievements, and the group heard from Andrew Batcher, SJ Coordinator, Potomac Partnership about our next area-wide/nation-wide meeting, the UUA-sponsored UU Climate Revival, to be held on September 28-29 of this year.

More information about the UU Climate Revival will be provided as the details are confirmed, and if you’d like to help with the planning of this event,  please contact climateaction@uucolumbia.net.

We hope to see you all at the Revival in September!

Collaboration with Freetown Farm

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

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.

Climate Team’s Presentation at 2022 GA

The climate team shared its experience in building climate and justice teams in a presentation at the 2022 UUA General Assembly.  Watch video. https://vimeo.com/707386920

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