Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Featured Article
Climate Change is also a Racial Justice Problem
By Sarah Kaplan
The Washington Post 

Environmental Justice at UUCC

Environmental Justice is both a prime motivator of, and a key goal for, the UUCC Climate Crisis team and our projects.  Environmental Justice focuses on the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, especially those on the margins, in environment and climate issues.

Not surprisingly, the climate crisis disproportionately adversely affects the poor and the less powerful.  Because of this, fighting against climate change is in and of itself a social justice and environmental justice cause.

The UUCC Climate Crisis team has targeted projects to support people who are being disproportionately affected by the climate crisis.  We have active Climate Crisis projects for Women & Girls, Youth and in legislative Advocacy.   UUCC is also very active in Racial Justice issues.

UUCC has also formed a team to become a UUA accredited Green Sanctuary.

Green New Deal

Understanding the Green New Deal. Owen Brown resident and leader of Our Revolution Howard County, Paul Baicich, will present a Zoom forum at 7:30pm on Monday, September 28 in response to multiple requests about better understanding the “Green New Deal.”  There are multiple versions of a Green New Deal, but they all focus on climate, jobs, and equity.  The presentation will start by describing the “original” Green New Deal (also known as the AOC or AOC/Markey Green New Deal, or HR109 and S.Res.59). We will then compare and contrast HR109 to the Climate Policy elements from the Biden/Sanders Unity Task Force. For more information, click here.

2020 Election

The most effective ways to make our collective voices and values about the Climate Crisis heard is to elect public officials who will listen.  2020 is a CRITICAL election year.

Please join our UUCC The Vote non-partisan faith effort to energize our congregations and neighbors, educate and mobilize voters, fight voter suppression and rally around key social justice issues like the Climate Crisis.

Also, if you want to get involved via 350.org, take their 2-minute survey of what is important to you and how you may want to plug in.