At Fourth Universalist we are deeply committed to environmental sustainability, confronting systems that perpetuate and profit from environmental racism, and partnering with people who are directly affected by the climate collapse. As Unitarian Universalists, we live with an awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We are grounded in Unitarian Universalist’s 7th Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” 

Our work is led by our Environmental Justice Team, who can be reached at envirojustice@4thu.org. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.

Members of our Environmental Justice Team at a recent trip to Brooklyn Museum.

 

Join us for an Upcoming Event: Divestment Workshop on January 17th, 2023 on Zoom. More details coming soon!

Fourth Universalist Society is also a proud partner in an ongoing series of Climate Crisis Panels. You can learn more about that here.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GOALS

  • Educate: Share information with the congregation and others about environmental racism, climate change, food justice, plastic waste, and sustainability.  
  • Direct action: Organize the environmental justice community around marches, phone banking, letter writing, and other direct actions.
  • Partnerships: Collaborate with marginalized communities who are hit first and hardest by environmental crises.
  • Institutional change: Work with Fourth Universalist leadership and membership to create lasting, measurable impact on the congregation’s sustainability efforts.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES 

As Unitarian Universalists, we live with an awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We are grounded in Unitarian Universalist’s 7th principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

If you would like to get involved in these efforts, we invite you to contact our Environmental Justice Team by filling out this short form. We look forward to being in touch!