About Green Sanctuary

Green Sanctuary is the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s commitment to the Earth by creating a sustainable lifestyle. Stewardship of our one and only planet is important. We draw our life and breath from the Earth so Earth Stewardship is our moral obligation.

The purpose of Green Sanctuary is to keep our congregation informed of the many ways we can improve our stewardship, both individually and institutionally.

Green Sanctuary committee meetings are where the planning goes on, and new people are always welcome to join us with new ideas. We normally meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 in the Fireplace Room – e-mail Nancy or check the UUSS calendar before coming to confirm the date, as this occasionally changes!  If this time isn’t convenient for you, please feel free to send your ideas and suggestions for us to discuss.

Everyone is welcome to come out for the various activities we offer. These include:

  1. Seasonal Celebrations, enjoying Nature outdoors;
  2. Our information table, to keep you informed about sustainable living, etc;
  3. Environmental programs, often cosponsored with other groups;
  4. Environmental Justice and Climate Justice projects.

For more information contact Nancy Peterson.

    Green Sanctuary News

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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