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Climate and Environmental Justice

In 2007, the Unitarian Church of Calgary achieved recognition as a “Green Sanctuary.” Being a Green Sanctuary is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future.

Climate and Environmental Justice is now a standing committee. Its goals are:

  • To build awareness of societal environmental issues among Unitarians
  • To generate commitment for personal lifestyle changes
  • To motivate Unitarians to community action on environmental issues
  • To build a connection between spiritual practice and environmental consciousness
  • To build awareness of and rectify environmental injustices.

Green Action

Among our green action initiatives are:

  • Film nights featuring an environmental issue. Join us for a movie and a lively discussion afterwards
  • Gardening talks by local experts in partnership with the Calgary Horticultural Society and the Permaculture Calgary Guild
  • A community garden program at the church assigns raised beds to people wishing to raise their own vegetables
  • Participation in protest marches and letter-writing related to climate change issues

We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope. Contact our Climate and Environmental Justice Committee to get involved.

Climate and Environmental Justice is now a standing committee

Its goals are:

Every letter counts

Letter Writing: The purpose of this page is to give the members and friends of the Calgary Unitarians the opportunity to respond to the ongoing climate crisis by writing letters to political decision makers in support of climate action. Liberal MLA David Swann once said that in ten years in office, he had THREE constituents contact him with concerns about climate change, so even one letter will be noticed and a dozen could influence somebody’s decision.

Letter writing campaigns