At the 2017 Annual Meeting, the Congregation voted to adopt Climate Change & Environmental Justice as one of our congregational social justice efforts. The Environmental Justice Team is currently working on 1) renewing our status as a Green Sanctuary Congregation, 2) reviving our Green Team with a focus on renewables’ planning, reuse & recycling, leaving no carbon footprint, and ethical eating, 3) educating the congregation on issues, 4) participating in issues such as member service and advocacy for carbon tax (with Citizens Climate Lobby), Water Is Life rally, March for Science, supporting pipeline protesters, and opposing open burning at Radford Arsenal, and 5) supporting Spiritual Care for the Earth.
The Environmental Justice Film Series
This program, co-sponsored with Lifespan Faith Development, showcased six films from the 2017 Sundance New Climate Program. The monthly series includes An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Chasing Coral, Water & Power: A California Heist, Trophy, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, and Plastic China. Learn more about this program.
A new series of films, featuring all areas of social justice will be shown starting in August 2018, kicking off with Pom Poko.