In September the Environmental Task Force (EJTF) sent out a survey to members. Thank you to everyone who responded. There were three goals for the community at the Fellowship that are overwhelmingly supported by members. They are getting Solar Panels, Potlucks with a Purpose (education and discussion meetings) and Reducing Waste.
In order to WALK our TALK, and live our values, kitchen volunteers have been using only mugs for coffee, water and drinks and using plates and flatware. The should cups fit in the dishwasher for both services if we use paper napkins instead of plates. For events larger than 30 people and anything that doesn’t fit in the dishwasher, we have 3 sinks to use to wash dishes. It would be much appreciated if you would pitch to do dishes for larger events. Since this garnered the most votes from all Fellowship Survey, we hope you can support this effort.
Questions? Suggestions? Debbie Hecht, co-chair of the EJTF at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” How are we honoring that in our personal life, in our Fellowship, and in our community?
Add your voice to an important discussion about the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan. Please join us on October 1st, after the second service, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. A light lunch will be served.
RSVP to Debbie Hecht (email@example.com) or Linda Giannelli Pratt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Don’t delay, sign up today!
HELP! The UUFSD Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) wants to know your environmental priorities.
- What are your topics of interest for making personal decisions?
- What can we do to make the Fellowship a model for environmental responsibility?
- How we can we facilitate change in the community, state and nation?
Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3YJ66H
The survey has only FOUR QUESTIONS and take 5 minutes to complete. The deadline is September 15th.
Questions? Call or email the co-chairs of the EJC, Debbie Hecht 808-989-3222 or email@example.com or Linda Giannelli Pratt GNLE2011@gmail.com.
UUFSD Social Justice Action, in partnership with the Citizens Climate Lobby, will hold a letter signing campaign requesting that Congressman Darell Issa join the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives. Membership will be kept even between Democrats and Republicans.
The Caucus explores policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The Caucus educates members of the House of Representatives on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply and public safety.”
Please pass by the SJA table in the Core Area between services and after the second service to sign letters. Additional information on the Climate Solutions Caucus will be available at the table.
Standing on the Side of Love – We talked the Talk – Are We Ready to Walk the Walk
Our petition asks that President Trump
- Ensure that the full environmental review process—for the entire pipeline—is completed in an inclusive and transparent manner; and
- Deny a permit for the pipeline in ANY area that will pose a threat to the water of the Native people of Standing Rock or any of the millions of people downstream from where the pipeline may pass.
Please pass by the Environmental Justice table in the core area, on Sundays, January 29, February 5 and February 12 and sign our petition. In addition to President Trump, copies of the petition will be sent to our Members of Congress
Chief (Delbert) Black Fox is the great-great-grandson of Sitting Bull and a water protector. He’s a supporter of Standing Rock, and as such is also supporting the non-profit organization, Public Watchdog, as it identifies the situation at San Onofre as our community’s “Standing Rock.” Come hear more on Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm in Founders’ Hall.
For more information, contact Betsy Gilpin at betsygilpin01 (at) gmail.com
The Environmental Justice Task Force will be hosting a showing and discussion of one of the episodes from National Geographic’s acclaimed series on climate change, “Years of Living Dangerously,” on December 18, from 12:30-2:00 pm in Founder’s Hall.
The session features Bradly Whitford and focuses on Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s efforts to put a price on Carbon and to get a Fee and Dividend Bill into Congress. If you’re concerned about climate change, and interested in solutions, this event is for you. A light lunch will be served. If you’re interested, please email EJTF@UUFSD.org.
John Atcheson & Scott Thacher
A Climate Solution that Strengthens the Economy and Creates Jobs.
Presentation by Dr. T. Todd Elvins
September 22nd, 6:00-7:30pm at the Leichtag Foundation, Barn 2, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas
Dr. Elvins is an engineer, entrepreneur, and executive with 25 years of leadership success. For ten years, starting in 1988, he teamed with earth, ocean, and space scientists at the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center. Today, Elvins serves on the executive team at a San Diego cleantech company and is a Speakers Bureau Action-team Co-lead at Citizen’s Climate Lobby. He holds a PhD in Engineering from UCSD.
North County Climate Change Alliance http://ncccalliance.org More info: (760) 920-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird walk at San Elijo Lagoon. SATURDAY March 12th. Begins at 8:00 AM. Please meet at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach at 7:30 am, (from I-5, exit Lomas Santa Fe Dr & head west, turn north on Rios Ave which is just east of Highway 101 & the railroad tracks). NEED TO SELECT A DATE- see below.
All Are Welcome. Thank you to Rigdon Currie for leading this event for the Senior Activity Group!
***For those interested in having lunch afterwards, please bring a bag lunch and join the group at the Nature Center on the north side of the Lagoon after the walk.
Please join us for a look at what various institutions are doing to prepare the San Diego region for a changing climate. Representatives from the City of San Diego, University of San Diego and The San Diego Foundation will participate in a panel discussion about past, current and future efforts.
An RSVP no later than April 2nd would be appreciated. Please contact Linda Pratt at LGPratt@sbcglobal.net. This will be a VEGETARIAN POT LUCK lunch, so please bring a main dish of your choice to share with the group.
|APRIL 10th—Noon to 2:00 PM—Founders Hall