Green Sanctuary News

Sustainable Living Committee
(and Climate Action Team)

re garden

A big shout out to everyone who helped with the Religious Education (RE) Garden, Garden Harvest and Veggie Roast. All the RE students, parents, helpers and especially Gina Campellone, Tammy Stolzman, Jeannine Gluck, Nancy Schwartz, Sustainable Living Committee members and everyone who helped in any way should celebrate our combined efforts!! Photo by Duffy Schade.


Coming Climate Change events:  Climate Action Team

  • Thursday, Nov 5 (8:30 AM – 5:30 PM) Climate Stewardship Summit is
    sponsored by InterReligious Eco-Justice Network. The summit goal is helping us seek integrated and multi-faith strategies to not only prevent climate change and environmental injustice, but to combat poverty and restore dignity to both people and the planet. One of the key speakers is Tim DeChristopher (the star of Bidder 70 and a Unitarian Universalist seminary student at Harvard). RSVP: Location: Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford
  • Monday, Nov. 16 (light meal at 6:30, program 7-9 PM) CT Roundtable for Climate and Jobs is sponsoring a workshop to help develop a set of guiding principles for restructuring the state’s utilities to support a clean energy future. RSVP: Location: Machinist Union 357 Main St, East Hartford, CT
  • Sunday, Nov. 29 (about 12:30 PM) special CAT* Event at Unitarian Universalist Society: East in support of the efforts of and other environmental, religious, labor, and social justice groups to pressure world leaders to take serious action on climate change at the Paris negotiations this December. We will take a group picture with the UUS:E solar panels as a backdrop. To help with this event, e.g., prepare banners or spread the word, please contact Jay Stewart.*

*CAT = Climate Action Team, a subcommittee of the Sustainable Living Committee. Contact Jay Stewart ( for more information.

*Reminder: Equal Exchange products are available in the meetinghouse lobby on the second Sunday of the month. They are organic and fair trade. If you would like to order a full case of Single-Serve Cups from Equal Exchange, contact Kat Dargan at A case of six boxes (12 cups per box) is $50. We will have boxes of six available without pre-ordering for $8.50.