Our Vision: A world that is sustainable; safe, healthy and just for all humanity and the whole of the interconnected web of life, including present and future generations.
Our Mission: In collaboration with other organizations and communities, to achieve Our Vision, by accomplishing activities to address Climate Change, Water Quality, and other Critical Environmental and Social Justice issues.
We have begun!
Our Laconia congregation has begun to organize efforts to earn Green Sanctuary Certification from the national Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Currently, we’re sharing ideas and information to help define our initial activities for environmental and social justice advocacy, as well as worship, education and sustainable living. Follow our progress by joining our group on the UUSL Facebook page.
We URGENTLY need your help!
Global Warming, pollution and other critical environmental issues threaten lives and nature in every corner of the world. Our mission is URGENT and we need your help! To really make a difference, we’ll work to leverage all our collective experience, talents and interests. Everyone has a role to increase awareness of environmental and social justice issues, and their impact on our local communities.
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Every effort matters. We’re eager to learn, study and work to adapt to diverse environmental, social and economic challenges, while encouraging new and more sustainable practices.
For A Healthier, Safer & Greener Planet!
We’re really hopeful and optimistic about what we can achieve by working together for a healthier, safer and greener planet. As a congregation, we look forward to collaborating with diverse organizations and government to address our communities’ most urgent needs.
Recyclable Plastic Event with Green Sanctuary Committee members and volunteers from the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club
The UUA Green Sanctuary Certification Program provides requirements and a path for congregations to address climate change and environmental justice. Congregations that complete the program are accredited in recognition of their service and dedication to the earth and future generations.
With access to advice and guidance from UUA staff and volunteers representing hundreds of Green Sanctuary Accredited Churches, we can confidently move forward from learning, through to taking positive, meaningful action.
As prescribed by the UUA Green Sanctuary Guidelines, our UUSL Green Sanctuary Certification Action Plan includes an in-depth environmental evaluation of our sanctuary and organization as well as activities related to four specific areas;
“As human beings, we have a moral and spiritual responsibility to be good stewards of our planet and to ensure a secure and meaningful life for all.”
At our November 17th Green Sanctuary meeting, we reviewed the UUA Green Sanctuary Certification Program, shared ideas about activities and projects and discussed next steps. Although we’re just a few months along with defining and implementing our UUSL Green Sanctuary (GS) Program, we’ve made important strides towards our goal to help manage the impacts of environmental threats in our local community.
As a congregation, we’re becoming more aware about the climate change crisis, other critical environmental issues and the impact on our world. In addition, we’re learning about what we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint, live more sustainably and spread the word across our communities.
Most importantly, we’ve begun to lay the groundwork for our Green Sanctuary Certification. To date, our primary focus has included the professional environmental evaluation of our sanctuary, outreach to diverse organizations, and ongoing communications.
The environmental evaluation of our sanctuary and organization, included;
Join us at our monthly UUSL Green Sanctuary Meetings. We urgently need your help. Remember, no effort is too small. We’re the “drop in the bucket” (reference to Rev Emily Burr’s sermon), one among many who are striving to make a difference. Together, we can create a tipping point to spur significant actions to address the climate change crisis and achieve a healthier, greener planet for all.