Green Sanctuary

Green Sanctuary Nature Hike – January 13th

On Saturday, January 13, you’re invited to join us for an outing to a local nature preserve.  As Green Sanctuarians, we like to celebrate the seasons out in Nature.   Meet in the UUSS Dining Room about 9:45am for a cup of hot cider or chocolate while we organize into carpools.  Shortly after 10:00am we should … Continued

Carbon Forum at FUUSA: October 24th

Tuesday evening, October 24, from 7 – 9PM, People of Albany United for Safe Energy is offering a forum called “Carbon 101” at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany. Green Sanctuary is cosponsoring this forum along with the Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and other environmental organizations and faith communities. Judith Enck, a former EPA … Continued

Locavoare Lunch!! September 24

Everyone is welcome to the annual LOCAVORE LUNCH!! Green Sanctuary is preparing a lunch to celebrate the local harvest.  We’re serving after the Sunday service on September 24th.  This is a fund-raiser for our environmental and climate justice programs which we’ll be presenting for your information and participation throughout the 2017-2018 year.  Please donate as you … Continued

Green Sanctuary Celebration

In the early days of Green Sanctuary, before we got busy with the Climate Justice Project, we worked on four realms of the Green Sanctuary program. One was called Worship and Celebration.  On Saturday, June 3rd we will be taking a hike at Schodack Island State Park. I would like to suggest we pause and … Continued

Spring/Summer Outing! – June 3rd

Our Green Sanctuary Summer Celebration outing will be on Saturday, June 3rd at Schodack Island State Park, starting at 11:30am. Bring your picnic ware and a potluck dish to share. You’ll need comfortable shoes for hiking and a water bottle. The park shelters a Bird Conservation Area that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers … Continued

Change is Our Choice – Creating Climate Solutions

Join us for a book discussion course, “Change is Our Choice, Creating Climate Solutions.” Course topics include why the climate crisis needs you, what you need to know about the scientific evidence, finding your own carbon footprint, the climate of denial, the global and local movements to address the crisis, how the change is our … Continued

Climate Justice Workshop: January 29th

With Rev. Fred Small, 12-2pm at UUSS following the Sunday service on January 29th, please join us in an interactive workshop “Give Light: Spiritual Nurture for Climate Activism” led by Rev. Small. As we face the grave danger of climate disruption, how can we respond with knowledge, strength and hope? He will help us deepen our … Continued

Green Sanctuary: Climate Justice

The Paris Agreement One Year Later:  A year ago, our Climate Justice project was a petition (presented for signatures to both our congregation and the Greenmarket) to President Obama to sign on to the Paris Climate Agreement.  We were fortunate to have a president who signed the agreement, and went on to meet with the … Continued

Green Sanctuary: November 2016

RECYCLING?  AREN’T WE ALREADY DOING THAT?  The answer is:  Yes and No!  While we were still FUSS, we worked on implementing recycling through the City curbside program.  We had a number of problems with it, so we contracted with County Waste, a private company, solving some of the problems.  But we’re far from having the … Continued

Green Sanctuary & Climate Justice: Sept. 2016

Watch for environmental advocacy at our Sunday tables.  Labor Day Potluck Picnic: September 4th after Sunday Service Bring a dish to share. Bring your own picnic ware.  Beverages will be provided. Locavore Lunch: Sunday, September 25th after Sunday Service:  We will celebrate the local harvest at the annual Green Sanctuary fundraising luncheon. Donations support Climate Justice … Continued