A Green Sanctuary
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.
The Green Sanctuary Committee seeks to put our 7th principle (Respect for the interdependent web of existence) into practice by inspiring members and friends to do the same, and by setting an example as a sustainable sanctuary for the Reading community.
We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope. See our Green Action page for more information or contact Jen Hayes to get involved. And join our broad and growing movement for climate justice with Commit2Respond.