Climate Crisis Action Team
Demonstrating at the state capitol against systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation with the Poor People’s Campaign, June 2018.
For Unitarian Universalists in general, and many in the Davis congregation, Nature is a central source of sacredness and spirituality. The seventh UU principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of which we are a part” is frequently woven into worship and celebration. Our church has worked toward living sustainably and has engaged in environmental activism for many decades.
In 2020, amidst intensifying global climate change, the church created a Climate Crisis Action Team. Sub-teams pursue projects that reduce the climate impacts of member households, the church itself, and larger entities—from local to global.
Environmental harm often simultaneously involves social injustice. For example, industrial or extractive practices that poison air, land, and water also expose workers and nearby communities to those same toxins. People of Color have been disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation. Given these contexts, we approach climate activism from an environmental justice perspective.
We are part of the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice, affiliated with Cool Davis. We draw on resources from the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth.
Our work will continue until Earth herself is once again a healthy Sanctuary for all.
To be included in current work and/or receive updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.