Green Sanctuary News

Sustainable Living Committee
(and Climate Action Team)

Cooking Vegan for Non-Vegan Family & Friends
Wednesday August 16
, 7:00 PM

Presenter: Mary Lawrence, of Well On Wheels

Eating out can be tough when you’re the lone vegan. In this class you’ll learn how to establish the right tone and stay positive, poised, and passionate in your vegan convictions while creating menus that are familiar yet fabulous. We’ll also address the importance of mindful eating as a tool for engaging conscious compassion and overcoming any obstacle. Recipe ideas and food samples will be provided. There is a $5 suggested donation for this presentation.

Free Film: Chasing Coral
Saturday, August 26, at 7 PM

Come and see the beautiful documentary film, Chasing Coral, from the director who made Chasing Ice a few years ago. http://www.chasingcoral.com/. See what is happening to corals all around the world, see the effort these people are making to show us what we must work to save, and why!

Co-sponsored by Citizens’ Climate Lobby-Greater Hartford and the UUS:E Sustainable Living Committee. The film is free of charge. Bring friends.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Changes Name and Meeting Place.

The Manchester chapter of CCL is now The Greater Hartford Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. The name change reflects the growth of our Manchester CCL chapter and desire to include more people from the whole capitol region. We are now meeting at Goodwin College on Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT. GPS set to 195 Riverside Drive—the first smaller building on the right—Room 201. We will continue to meet every 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM.

Farmers Market opens in Manchester. The Spruce Street Market will be open for business every Wednesday evening from June 21 through October 4 from 5 to 8 PM. Local produce from local farmers. Check out our Vegan Recipes: http://uuse.org/sustainable-living/vegan-recipes and enjoy those veggies while doing your part for Mother Earth. Remember you can still get a CSA Membership and a steady supply of local, organic produce by joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). A few farms in the state offer CSA memberships and these tend to sell out, so find which ones are near you at http://ctnofa.org/CSAs.htm

Got a Green Thumb? Even without one you can help weed and care for the gardens around UUS:E on Wednesday mornings. You may find people already there to work with you.

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change meets June 2, Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 PM at theGina McCarthy Auditorium, 5th Floor 79 Elm Street Hartford, Connecticut. For the agenda see: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/climatechange/gc 3/gc3_6_2_17/publicnotice_6_2_17_unofficial.pdf

A Good Read is New York Times best seller Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor and Carl Pope, Sierra Club former executive director . https://us.macmillan.com/static/smp/overheated/

Upcoming meetings you are welcome and encouraged to attend:

  • Sustainable Living Committee/Climate Action Team meets at 7 PM on Tuesday, June 8, Room 2 downstairs.
  • Citizens Climate Lobby meets at 7 PM on Thursday, June 22, at Goodwin College, Room 201

Groups and events we support:

  • The Greater Hartford Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby is now meeting at Goodwin College on Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT. GPS set to 195 Riverside Drive—the first smaller building on the right—Room 201. We will continue to meet every 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM. Our next meeting is in Thursday, July 9. CCL’s goal is to put a fee on carbon, with a dividend to the people. Even Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil CEO, is now saying there should be a price on carbon!

Equal Exchange Products

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 katdargan@gmail.com. A case of six boxes (12 cups per box) is $50. We will have boxes of six available without pre-ordering for $8.50. More information about Equal Exchange Products, click here.