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Green Sanctuary Team

Green Sanctuary Team

Meets: as needed
Status: open to church members & friends
Chairs: Bill Koehl

The Green Sanctuary Team serves as a resource for UUSG as it continues its commitment to being a green presence.

Through their bulletin board, "Green Corner," and through projects and events, they provide strategies for greening people’s everyday decisions.

Over the years, they have sold compact fluorescent light bulbs, reusable shopping bags, native plants, rain barrels and more, putting tools in the congregation’s hands for living more lightly in the world we all share.

Letters to OUr Congregation Project:

The "Letters to Our Congregation" project is about the need for action on climate change by our elected representatives. To view the letters we have sent to representatives, please click the links below.

Letter #1: "On the Urgency and Need for Action on Climate Change"

Letter #2: "Global Warming -- How Bad Is It, Really?"

Letter #3: "Environmental Privilege" 

Letter #4: "Environmental Justice - A Great Disruption"

Letter #5: “The Moral Imperative”

Letter #6: “What Can Be Done?”

Project Snowfall:

Meditation, contemplation, social action, poetry and art. We are creating something new. There is no precedent for this. This is a story about to unfold. Everyone is invited to participate.

The UUSG Post Card Campaign, Project Snowfall, kicked off in January 2018. Please see Bill Koehl for introductory packets that include information about the campaign, it's purpose and style. There will be plain postcards included along with samples. 

Finished cards can be turned in at any time to the office and we will post and mail the cards out through out the month. Watch the Common Room for more information on the bulletin board.

Some of the sample text for those who have not yet asked for or received an introductory packet with information about our campaign. Hint, we are writing positive affirmations to share our nature contemplation with our elected representatives. Not political tracts. 

“Since the beginning of this book I have barely referred to butterflies, but sixty years ago they did indeed fly into my soul; and they have never flown out.”

The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

“Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”  — Wendell Barry

“It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness.” — Loren Eiseley

We are looking for more participants in this project of meditation and contemplation of nature. Email Team Leader Bill Koehl at