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Green SANCTUARY BLOG

The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team is committed to building awareness of environmental issues and generating an interest for personal lifestyle changes among our fellow UUs as well as the general community. Its members strive to build a sustainable world as well as a connection between spiritual practice and environmental consciousness.  

November 13, 2020

PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST

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Congratulations to June Carlson the winner of Green Sanctuary’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest for her adorable kitty cat pumpkin! She will be receiving a gift certificate to A&J Bakery as her prize.

 

Stay tuned for our Snow Person Building contest this winter!

April 17, 2020

EARTH DAY RESOURCES

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Download Earth Day Resources here!

JANUARY 3, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE AND FAITH

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WEDNESDAY SPEAKER SERIES

Join us as we explore how our faith calls us to respond to the climate emergency. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn in conjunction with the Swampscott Conservancy.

Download the flyer here.

June 11, 2020

CHURCH-WIDE BOOK READ

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The Story of More — How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren

Join the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team in a church-wide book read related to the theme of climate change. We’ll read The Story of More — How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here, by Hope Jahren (author of Lab Girl). We’ll discuss in person or via Zoom on Friday, August 7, at 7 pm. It is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

In The Story of More, Jahren illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions – from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles – that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming – from superstorms to rising sea levels – and the actions that we all can take to fight back.

April 17, 2020

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY

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April 22nd of this year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Big plans were in the works. There would be worldwide events with mass gatherings in the streets, parks, and public halls.  It was, after all, the Golden Anniversary of Earth Day. A day to commemorate 50 years of honoring this fragile spinning orb we call home. But a worldwide pandemic canceled all the grand plans.

 

There were still worldwide events but they were largely virtual (as with everything else in our lives these days). While we can be disappointed that we were unable to assemble together in the streets, parks, and public halls on the actual date as 20 million in the U.S. did on that first Earth Day in 1970, we should keep in mind, as the expression goes, that “Every Day is Earth Day.”  

So, join in on the digital events celebrating this Earth Day 2020 but also consider coming up with a plan on how you and your family will continue celebrating Earth Day every day throughout the year. This isn’t hard to do given the many on-line suggestions and given that we all seem have a little extra time lately to browse the Internet.  Bring Earth Day into your home this year, and make it something personal.  We think Barney, the Purple Dinosaur, said it all in a song:

Think about the deep blue seas / Think about the plants and trees

Think about the things you see every day / Think about the way you live

Think about the things you give / and what if every day was Earth Day?

Hey!  Every day is Earth Day! / Wherever we roam / the earth is our home

(now that’s someone we never thought we’d be quoting)

 

Stay Safe and Healthy,

The Green Sanctuary Ministry Team

101 Forest Avenue

Swampscott, MA 01907

United States (US)

Phone: 781-595-8836
Email: office@uucgl.org

Join us for worship this Sunday morning at 10am.

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