P R O G R A M M ISSI O N
¾ The  Unitarian  Universalist  United  Nations  Office   (UU-­‐UNO),  part  of  the  Unitarian  Universalist   Association  (UUA),  promotes  human  rights,  peace   and  justice  throughout  the  world.     ¾ The  UU-­‐UNO  is  facilitating  the  creation  of   networked  Climate  Action  Teams  (CATs),  which  work   to  uphold  UU  principles  and  the  2006  UUA   Statement  of  Conscience:  Threat  of  Global   Warming/Climate  Change.    
 

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W H Y IS C L I M A T E C H A N G E SO I M P O R T A N T?
¾ The  damaging  impacts  of  climate  change  are   already  being  felt,  and  will  be  increasingly  severe  if   substantial  action  is  not  taken.     ¾ Climate  change  is  a  human  survival  issue,   interconnected  with  many  social  justice  and   environmental  issues  including  biodiversity  peace,   health,  immigration,  poverty,  economic  stability,  and   human  rights  worldwide.     ¾ There  can  be  no  long-­‐term  solution  to  any  of   these  issues  unless  we  effectively  deal  with  climate   change.  
 

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C ALL TO A CTION
¾ We  have  a  moral,  ethical,  and  survival   imperative  to  act  effectively  to  ensure  ecosystem   health,  livelihood,  peace  and  justice  for  us  and  for   future  generations.   ¾ You  have  the  power  to  be  a  leader  who  inspires   action  to  mitigate  climate  change  impacts  and   implement  responsible  climate  risk  management.    

 
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Suggested  Climate   Action  Team  Activities  
C O N G R E G A T I O N A W A R E N ESS
1. CAT  Education  and  News  
Maintain  a  CAT  bulletin  board  and  submit   regular  newsletter  items.  Use  the  UU-­‐UNO   Climate  Portal.  Discuss  links  between  climate   and  other  social  justice  issues.  
 

 

What  is  a  Climate  Action  Team?  
¾ A  Climate  Action  Team  (CAT)  is  a  group   working  in  their  congregation  and  community   specifically  to  combat  climate  change  and  its   negative  impacts.    
   

B E Y OND Y OUR C ONGRE G A TIO N
7. CAT  Connections  
Participate  in  the  national  UU  CAT  network.   Conference  calls  will  be  organized  on  a   regular  basis  by  the  UU-­‐UNO.  

8. Partnerships  
Join  with  other  faith-­‐based  or  environmental   organizations  to  form  community  climate   initiatives.  Participate  in  joint  action  climate   activities  such  as  working  groups,  workshops,   discussion  panels  or  seminars.  

¾ A  CAT  keeps  its  congregation  aware  of   current  climate  change  issues  and  generates   involvement  in  efforts  to  mitigate  climate  change.   Select  suggested  activities  or  make  up  your  own!  
 

2. Climate  Change  Events  
Organize  informational  events  or  seminars.   Screen  films  about  climate  change.  Invite  a   climate  activist  to  give  a  talk.  Organize  plays   or  musical  performances  with  climate  change   themes.  Hold  a  fundraiser.  
 

¾ It  may  be  either  an  independent  committee   or  subcommittee  of  a  Green  Sanctuary  or  Social   Justice  Committee  within  a  congregation.  Involve   and  use  existing  programs  and  resources!    

9. Campaigns  
Advocate  for  climate  change  action  at  the   local,  state,  national,  and  international  level.   Attend  and  organize  rallies,  letter  writing   sessions,  climate  action  petitions  and  other   climate  events.    

3. Climate  Change  Curriculum  
Develop  youth  and  adult  climate  curricula  for   UU  Religious  Education.  Share  with  our  office!    

  How  Can  I  Get  Involved  with   Climate  Action  Teams?  
 

C ONGREGATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
4. Climate  Action  Statements  
Formulate  a  climate  action  statement,  discuss   it  with  other  groups  to  achieve  consensus,   and  vote  to  adopt  it  as  congregational  policy.    

10. Media  
Build  support  and  spread  awareness  by   connecting  to  print  and  online  media  sources.     Actively  counter  climate  disinformation.    
 

¾ Find  out  if  your  congregation  has  a  Climate   Action  Team.  Check  for  CAT  news  and  programs.  
 

¾ Your  congregation  may  not  have  a  Climate   Action  Team  ʹ  Get  one  started!  Contact  our   office  for  resources  and  assistance.  
 

5. Intergenerational  Climate  Projects  
Work  with  UU  youth  and  young  adults  to   develop  community  engagement  projects  and   programming  on  climate  change.    

¾  Partner  with  the  network  of  people  at  the   UU-­‐UNO  and  UUs  globally  to  raise  awareness  and   inspire  climate  change  mitigation  initiatives  in   your  own  congregation  and  community!              

6. Carbon  Footprint  Plan  
Adopt  a  congregational  plan  to  lower   individual  and  congregation  carbon  footprints   and  advertise  this  to  the  community.