Upcoming Community Events

Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – Coffee, Crullers and Conversation with Kurt Hollocher: “Climate: What We Know and How We Know it” at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady
What’s happening to the climate? Why? And how do we know?
Geologists take the long view, and Kurt will tell the story of present-day climate change and how geologists see its causes.
Please join us for a lively slide-show and discussion.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – Green Sanctuary Outing at Schodack Island State Park
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 and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees. Eight miles of trails wind through a variety of ecological communities. (We don’t expect to hike all 8 miles.) As usual, we’re inviting the other Hudson Mohawk UU congregations to join us, and everyone is welcome. We’ll plan to carpool, since there is a parking fee of $6 per vehicle. To let us know if you’re interested in coming, email gs.uuss06@gmail.com or call Nancy at 374-5810.

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: September 24 Celebrating the local harvest is a centuries-old tradition.  Just looking at all those colorful fruits and vegetables makes your spirits rise; celebration naturally follows.  The harvest from our local farms is a celebration of the quality of life in our own area.  The near-by open country with fields of corn, grazing cows, gardens of cabbages, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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