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Green Sanctuary Program

Climate Change Working Group

To get involved, learn about the Climate Change Working Group of Frederick County, a growing coalition of which UUCF members are a part.

Elmer Derr "Adopt-a-Road" Program

Every other month, our Adopt-a-Road Team meets on a Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the UUCF Parking Lot to clean-up the stretch of nature between the Mt. Zion Rd Exit and our property. (Ages 14+ welcome; takes ~90 minutes.) Join us! Many hands make light work! For details, visit our Adopt-a-Road webpage.

Green Sanctuary

UUCF has been certified as a Green Sanctuary congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our accreditation was recognized at a special reception at the UUA General Assembly in 2011.

The completed application is a 30-page document which summarizes 17 projects in four areas:

  1. Worship and Celebration
  2. Religious Education
  3. Environmental Justice
  4. Sustainability.

Most of the application documents the measures adopted by the congregation over a ten-year period to make our building and procedures green. It also includes two new projects: creating a Green Sanctuary Kitchen policy and procedures document and the launching of a multi-faceted Watershed Stewardship project. This information is also available as a table summary.


A pictoral history in the form of an e-book is now available to view on line. (Hint: view as "large" or "extra large").

A printed copy of the History is also available in the Green Sanctuary Display cabinet.

(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/GreenSanctuary.)