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The 2015 UUA Action of Immediate Witness on Climate Change

At this year’s UUA General Assembly,  the delegates called for a strong global climate agreement and action by UUs for a livable climate.  Peter Morales (UUA President) and Bill Schulz (UUSC President) said, “The crisis of climate change is the gravest threat facing our world today”.  The Action statement went on to say;

“Our Principles impel us to act on climate change:  The web of life is threatened: climate catastrophes (in near and long term) disproportionately impact the poor, disadvantaged, elderly, women, and children; issues of equity, justice, democracy, speaking truth, and defending the right of conscience are associated; and our descendants are threatened, raising intergenerational equity issues.”

So what can you do?  Become aware of and responsible for your own family’s energy use and carbon emissions.  Read the book, Cooler Smarter – Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, available in the library and from Amazon.  Join our book group.  Get a complete home energy audit and written analysis for $100.  ($300 of the total $400 cost is provided by funds from the state Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), funded by the auction of carbon emission allowances through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).  Contact your state and federal legislators for effective action.  Don’t procrastinate.

Submitted by Chad Tolman
New Castle County Congregations of DeIPL     Home phone: 302-478-3516