Green Sanctuary News

Sustainable Living Committee
(and Climate Action Team)

Sunlight Solar Energy

Deadline Approaches for Solarize with Faith Solar Panels. On January 8, Unitarian Universalist Society: East (UUS:E) members approved our participation in the Solarize with Faith campaign. Sustainable Living Committee and Climate Action Team will not be hosting any further presentations. The deadline to get into this program is July 9. If you are interested go to the Solarize with Faith Web page at http://www.solarizect.com/faith or call Sunlight Solar at 203-878-9123. Be sure to mention you are in the Solarize with Faith campaign at UUS:E.

Eco-Scavenger Hunt document — EcoScavengerHunt4UUSE_2017

Explore some aspects of ecosystems as illustrated by features found on UUS:E grounds.

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. Our next meeting is in Thursday, June 22.

  • Like clean renewable energy? Contact your CT State Representative. Go to the CCL URL on June 9, http://citizensclimatelobby.org/call- congress-about-climate-change to find who your Rep is and email your Rep through the Congressional Call-in form. Ask your Rep to support CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend and to increase support for renewable clean energy. Janet Heller and Ellen Castaldini will join more than a thousand climate advocates in Washington, D.C. for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate Lobby & Citizens’ Climate Education’s International Conference & Lobby Day, June
  • 11-13. Janet will use this opportunity to discuss CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend with John Larson and other members of congress. You are encouraged to call office of Rep John Larson (or Joe Courtney) and the offices of Senator Murphy and Blumenthal on Friday, June 9, or the next Monday to voice your support for passing legislation to place a fee on carbon and return dividends to the people. Please use this link: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/call-congress- to-act-on-climate

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.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 15 vegan potluck and movie time. Join SLC/CAT for a Vegan Potluck at 6 PM followed by the presentation of “SEED: The Untold Story.” View the trailer at http://www.seedthemovie.com/trailer

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, June 22. 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.