Resources & Publications
UUMFE Publications and Resources
Environmental Justice Curriculum
The new curriculum, "Our Place in the Web of Life," is available for download. The curriculum includes documents and videos for use in facilitating this 5-part workshop.
Environmental Justice Projects
Need project ideas for your congregation? To help you get started, here is a spreadsheet of environmental justice projects from recent Green Sanctuary program applications. You may search/sort this data base by the following key words: Community Outreach, Energy Conservation, Environmental Advocacy, Ethical Eating, Habitat Restoration, Micro-financing, Mountain Top Removal, and Water Rights. It also includes links to congregational websites where you can find more information on the projects. This resource is particularly useful for congregations seeking accreditation as a Green Sanctuary Congregation. The list was compiled by Emily Kao, winter 2010 Environmental Intern in the Advocacy & Witness Washington office, based on information provided by Robin Nelson, UUA Environmental Stewardship Manager through June 2012.
Earth Day Resources:
Resources for 2009-2013 Earth Days are in the Take Action section of the website.
Young Adults for Climate Justice:
Find out how UU young adults are engaged in climate justice issues.
Environmental Film Library:
New for 2013! Take a look and send us your suggestions for additional titles. Check back often to see what's new.
CDs containing ideas and instructions, as described below:
(Purchase using our online order form.)
Global Warming Action Kit, Vol. 1
CD-ROM includes (in MS Word and PDF formats): a thought-provoking play by Doug Stewart, "Mother Earth vs. World's People;" a large collection of global warming quotes; the Global Warming 1-2-3 Pledge and action guide; the Ten Tree Challenge; 20% Footprint Reduction Toolkit; UUMFE Clean Power Pledge; and information on carbon offsets and green power.
Global Warming Action Kit, Vol. 2
The Global Warming Action Kit Volume 2 contents reflect the high level of activity in UU congregations in 2006 and includes "Our Warming World" Art Show; Prayer Flags for the Planet; "Final Exit," a new play by Doug Stewart; Sing Out! (folksingers Dan Berggren and Linda Pelham) with recorded songs, sheet music, and lyrics; six global warming sermons and worship services; Walk 'n Roll to Church; deepening the Global Warming 1-2-3 Pledge – Steps 4, 5 and 6; global warming films list; compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights ideas, Community Library Project, and more!
Earth and Spirit: Bringing Ecology into Adult Religious Education
A 50-page resource with readings and materials on theology and spirituality from major faith traditions, annotated lists of curricula and other resources, syllabus samples, and other materials for workshops and retreats.
Honoring Earth Worship Resource
A worship resource with over 200 pages. Includes opening and closing words, sermons, readings, meditations, sample services, rituals, music resources, celebrations, and quotes.
Nurturing the Spirit-Nature Connection
An index of children’s RE resources sorted by nature-themed topics with lessons and songs. Includes annotated resources, intergenerational services, energy-conservation activities for youth, and more.
We are All Connected: 7th Principle Butterfly and Creepy Crawlies RE Lessons
Ten RE lessons for children of all ages. The CD includes worship, stories, crafts, music and other hands-on activities. Learn how to feed butterflies, where dragonfly babies live, how to race hermit crabs, and more about other creepy crawlies. Grow in understanding of how important each creature is to the fragile web of life.
We Are All Connected - Sounds of Nature
Eight RE lessons for children of all ages, with ideas to expand into two or more sessions. The eighth lesson also contains a complete Multi-generational service. The lessons use music to help us connect with each other, other cultures, and the myriad rhythms of Nature. Stories, crafts, music and other hands-on acitivites are included in the lessons.
See the Sermons page in the Reflections section of the website.
Global Warming/Climate Action activities, pledges for individual action
See another section of this website: http://uuministryforearth.org/Global_Warming_Climate_Change
For examples of actions that congregations have done, see http://uuministryforearth.org/Congregational_actions_climate_change
Go on a Low Carbon Diet, with courses from The Empowerment Institute
here's how: http://uuministryforearth.org/Low_Carbon_Diet
Discussion Courses from Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI).