All life is interconnected. From the forest to the sea to humanity itself, each thread of being is woven into a single fabric of existence. We embrace nature’s beauty and are in awe of its power. We care for our environment so that it may sustain life for generations to come, an especially important responsibility because those who are most impacted by environmental destruction are often those with the least power. Creating a sustainable way of life is central to our view of a just and compassionate world.
What is environmental justice?
It is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle, respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, calls Unitarian Universalists to action regrading environmental justice!
The following links provide access to organizations that we support that are instrumental in protecting the environment locally, nationally and internationally, as well as the UU Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN) Environmental Justice website where you can get more involved with current issues facing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
UU partners for environmental justice work, beyond the Unitarian Universalist Association, include UU State Action Networks, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the UU College of Social Justice, UU Ministry for Earth, and the UU United Nations Office Climate Change Task Force. UUs also form interfaith partnerships, such as with GreenFaith and Interfaith Power and Light.