About the Green Sanctuary Program
WHAT IS A GREEN SANCTUARY?
A Green Sanctuary is a congregation that lives out its commitment to the Earth by creating a sustainable life style for its members as individuals and as a faith community.
In other words, a Green Sanctuary is a congregation which lives by the
UU Seventh Principle to which we as UU's ascribe:
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
HOW DOES A CONGREGATION BECOME A GREEN SANCTUARY?
The Green Sanctuary Program was an outgrowth of the UUA-affiliated organization, formerly the Seventh Principle Project and currently the UUMFE, which introduced the concept of integrating our environmental consciousness into faith communities.
The National Unitarian Universalist Association provides guidelines by which a congregation may enroll in a program to become accredited as a Green Sanctuary Congregation.
To be accepted for Green Sanctuary candidacy, a congregation must develop an Action Plan for at least 12 projects.
To become an Accredited Green Sanctuary, a congregation must implement and complete their Action Plan.
The projects in the Action Plan must be distributed among 4 focus areas: