The Green Sanctuary project is not a one-time certification. Its aim is to change the way we all look at the human impact on the environment and then take steps to sustain the earth. It can be about improving the efficiency of our building and your home, but it is also about incorporating sermons, RE and adult programs to raise environmental awareness. It's about reaching out to people impacted by environmental disasters. It's about what we choose to tackle, not just this year, not just next year, but forever.
To participate in UUA's Green Sanctuary Program, we would start with an environmental audit of the building and our members. We then formulate a plan -- a series of projects in four specific areas: religious education, lifespan learning, sustainable living and environmental justice. We complete the projects, do the appropriate paperwork along the way, get certified and then start all over again. What specific projects might interest you, e.g., Ten Tree Challenge?
UU Ministry For Earth (UUMFE); Green Sanctuary Program (overview)
UUA Green Sanctuary; Process
Green Sanctuary Manual: individual chapters; single file [PDF]
Northwest Earth Institute(NWEI)
Local Green Forum Green Team at East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue, WA
Transition Town (Ashland)