Environmental Justice Task Force
“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We Are a Part – Unitarian Universalism’s Seventh Principle
The EJTF seeks to translate these truths into individual and community action through education, collaboration, and advocacy, in order to build an equitable and beloved community on a planet where life can be sustained and flourish.
Lexington Climate Action Network (LexCAN)
The Lexington Climate Action Network educates and raises awareness about climate change and its impacts. It promotes actions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard the health of our planet for future generations.
Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light
Affiliated with the national Interfaith Power & Light, MIFPL educates people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice and works with faith communities to be better environmental stewards of their buildings.
MOF works at national, state, and local levels to mobilize mothers and others to advocate for a livable climate for future generations.
UU Mass Action confronts oppression by coordinating with allied groups and identifying many pathways to justice, including climate and environmental justice.
Environmental Justice lists:
Calculate your household’s or congregation’s carbon footprint
Across the country, people of faith are making changes in their homes and places of worship to prevent global warming through our Cool Congregations program. Our unique stewardship program helps congregations reduce the carbon footprint of their facilities and engages their members in reducing their carbon footprint at home. The program educates, inspires, and saves money too!
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The View from Above (all the pieces of the solution):
Project Drawdown looks at all aspects of the climate equation (stopping the sources of greenhouse gas pollution, supporting and enhancing the sinks of carbon dioxide found in nature, and helping society achieve broader transformations). The book is available in the Follen Library.