Green Sanctuary Program
The Green Sanctuary Program was originally founded and managed by UU Ministry for Earth. The first four Green Sanctuary congregations were accredited in 2002. Since 2008, the program has been managed by the Office of Congregational Stewardship Services at the UUA, currently under the direction of Karen Brammer, interim Green Sanctuary Manager.
The program was designed to give roots and wings to the vision that, together, we can create a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth that is central to our lives. It provides a path for congregational study, reflection, and action in response to environmental challenges. One in four Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout the country are engaging in this work in order to proclaim and live out their commitment to the Earth.
For further information, follow these links to the UUA website:
- To see the latest list of accredited congregations: Green Sanctuaries.
- For full details about the accreditation and re-accreditation process: Green Sanctuary Program.
- For the latest Green Sanctuary Program news, recently released resources, timely notices, and news about congregations engaging in the Green Sanctuary Program: Green Sanctuary blog (no longer being supported, but still useful).
Whether your congregation is new to the Green Sanctuary Program or well-established, be sure to check out these resources and ideas on other pages of the UUMFE website:
- For resources and ideas to help plan activities around Earth Day or any time of the year: Take Action
- For resources and publications about environmental justice work:
- Learn more about our new environmental justice curriculum: “Our Place in the Web of Life”
- Learn more about the justice implications of environmental concerns: Green Papers: Connecting Environmental and Justice Work.
- Keep abreast of latest activities, resources, and notices via our Facebook page.