Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice Opportunities at USSB

The work of addressing climate change and creating a sustainable future will take everyone pulling together.  There are many ways you can make a difference.  Our congregation has several groups working on this issue, coming from multiple angles. Take a look and see where you might step up and join in!

SPAN: Seventh Principle Action Network

Formed in 2012, SPAN is committed to approaching the concept of sustainability from an interconnected, holistic viewpoint.  See the SPAN page for more details and stop by the table in the garden on Sundays.

The Green Team: Working toward zero net waste

Interested in how we can reduce our waste footprint right here at USSB? The “Green Team” is working to make the Unitarian Society a clean, lean, zero-waste community. If you would like to join this effort, contact Doug Chamber­lain.

USSB Drought Response

We have reduced our water usage by more than 50%, but we want to show the community that a beautiful landscape does not require lots of water! Are you interested in helping USSB transform our green spaces into low-water and high-beauty areas?  Contact our Director of Administration, Erin Wilson.

UU Justice Ministry of California

UUJM is working statewide on preserving our right to clean water and addressing the reality of climate change.  California can be a leader in this work, but only if we make our voices heard! Read the article on the upcoming “Walking the Walk” leadership summit Nov. 14-16 in Sausalito, and visit www.uujmca.org to sign up for UUJM Environmental Justice Action Team updates!  Talk with Rev. Julia to learn more about all the issues that UUJM takes on.

Sunday Afternoon Climate Change Lecture Series 2017

The companion to our Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group is our Sunday Afternoon Lecture Series which brings outstanding professors to speak and lead discussions on Climate Change once a month. Join us in Parish Hall from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 19: UCSB Professor Bjorn Birnir, on new science in measuring climate change

Sunday, March 12: UCSB Professor Kyle Meng, on strategies to combat climate change

Sunday, April 23: Karl Hutterer, Ph.D., on what we can do to combat climate change

Sunday, May  21: Ted Anagnoson, Professor of Political Science, on Trump’s policies

Ample Q&A time is included. For more information, contact John Warnock.

Below are Karl Hutterer’s PowerPoint slides from his April 23 presentation.

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