allie_blurred2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Read the Earth Ministry Update and 2020 Calendar. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events!

Earth Ministry informs and encourages UUCWC to care for our building, grounds, and the planet in ways that respect the interdependent web of existence of which humanity is only a part. The Earth Ministry Team promotes the use of green products at UUCWC and at home (light bulbs, paper products, reusable cups, cleaning supplies). At Sunday’s “green table,” team members offer the loan of books and DVDs about caring for the earth. The team coordinates with other church groups to support sustainable philosophies and activities (energy audits); with other organizations to encourage recycling and reuse (bicycle collection for the Trenton Boys and Girls Club); the Sunday hiking program; and Earth Day services and events. A representative of Earth Ministry serves on the Facilities Management Team.

UUCWC is a Green Sanctuary
UUCWC is proud to be certified by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Green Sanctuary. UUCWC achieved certification in 2011 under the 7th Principle Project. The following twelve projects, approved by the UUA, allowed us to achieve this designation. In brief, those projects were:

  1. Reduce, reuse, recycle
  2. Use of green products and reduction of toxic substancesuucwc_solar_2smallishgarden_al-j
  3. Energy conservation
  4. Water conservation
  5. Investment
  6. Education
  7. Organic and/or local products
  8. Landscaping and grounds
  9. Nature contact
  10. Environmental practices
  11. Solar installation
  12. Environmental and social justice

Earth Ministry Calendar

  • Saturday, February 1, NOFA Winter Conference (UUCWC member Al Johnson is a presenter), Rutgers, New Brunswick, see https://nofanj.org/winter-conference/;
  • Sunday, February 9, after second service, Tour of Trenton TerraCycle facility (space may be limited), https://ww.terracycle.com, contact Wendy Stasolla for more information;
  • Sunday, March 22, 5 p.m. at UUCWC, Potluck and film: The Condor and the Eagle, contact Barbara Drew or Jamie Evanini;
  • Saturday, March 28 (all day) at UUCWC, Organic Gardening Workshop, UUCWC, Al Johnson, presenter, contact Al Johnson;
  • Sunday, March 29, Crossing Room, after both services, Green Table “Recycling, Composting and the Loop,” contact Wendy Stasolla;
  • Friday, April 3, at UUCWC, Potluck and film, 6pm: Biggest Little Farm, contact Geri Koblis;
  • Sunday, April 5, during middle hour, Mindful Meditation Walk on church grounds, led by Sandy Unger and Steve Saddlemire;
  • Saturday, April 18 ( 8 am to 12 pm), Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space Township Cleanup (we clean in the vicinity of UUCWC), contact Chris Piatek and see https://www.fohvos.info/;
  • Sunday, April 19, Earth Day Service, led by Reverend Jennifer Kelliher.

Allie’s Abundant Garden: 2013 Report from Earth Ministry

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