About the Green Sanctuary Committee

The Green Sanctuary Committee is dedicated to creating a religious community that has a fundamental commitment to living in harmony with the Earth. We do this by planning monthly events for our congregation and the community that focus on the environment through a combination of service projects, educating and advocating for environmental justice, and field trips.

Nature Walk at Harkers Island

 We provide educational and fun opportunities for our congregation each season of the year. Watch for our posts on Green Sanctuary upcoming activities!

The Unitarian Universalist Association awards “Green Sanctuary” status to congregations who have completed a rigorous self-assessment, proposed a plan, and complete projects. UCF was awarded Certification as a UUA Green Sanctuary in April of 2015 and has strived to achieve the UUA goal of “A Unitarian Universalist culture that is characterized by bold, collaborative, urgent, effective, action to mitigate the climate crisis, build resilience and adaption to climate change, and secure environmental and climate justice.”  With the guidance of the Green Sanctuary Committee, in July of 2017, UCF approved a Statement of Conscience condemning the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. 

Each month we publish a “Green Tip” in the UCF newsletter “Our Coastline”. You can see the Green Tips for 2021 on our Green Tips page.

We meet quarterly as part of the Social Justice Committee meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend. Current Green Sanctuary Co-chairs are Lauren Donnachie (lsdonnachie1@gmail.com) and Linda Rudd (lerudd@ncsu.edu). 

Check this blog often to receive news of our past and future events!