Kitchen Donations Needed

The Kitchen is in need of:

  1. Small plastic cups and plates for kids for water and juice
  2. Dishtowels
  3. Corelle 9-inch plates and soup bowls

To fulfill our goals to decrease waste, we are using hard dishes instead of paper plates and using only disposable paper napkins.

The Environmental Task Force has been working with the Kitchen Committee to reduce waste and increase recycling at the Fellowship. We have agreed on Kitchen Guidelines which will be posted in the Kitchen soon. If you are working on Sundays or are holding events- please ask Tracey for the Kitchen Guidelines. Thanks for helping us to observe our UU Principle, Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Debbie Hecht for EJTF


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

Environmental Justice All-Fellowship “Lunch and Discuss” in Fellowship Hall

“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 ( or Linda Giannelli Pratt ( Don’t delay, sign up today!

HELP! The UUFSD Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) wants to know your environmental priorities

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:

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 or Linda Giannelli Pratt

Write Letters Asking Congressman Darell Issa to Join the Bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus

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.

UUFSD Petition in Support of the Lakota People Law Project

Standing on the Side of Love – We talked the Talk – Are We Ready to Walk the Walk

Our petition asks that President Trump

  1. Ensure that the full environmental review process—for the entire pipeline—is completed in an inclusive and transparent manner; and
  2. 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

Jan 8 – Issues Surrounding Disposal of Nuclear Waste at San Onofre


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)

Sunday, December 18th — Years of Living Dangerously

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

John Atcheson & Scott Thacher

Sept. 22 — A Climate Solution: Presentation by Dr. T. Todd Elvins

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 More info: (760) 920-1111 or

Mar. 12 — UUFSD Senior Activity & Discussion Group

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.