Climate Justice Month 2018
March 25 to April 29
Climate Justice Month 2018 is organized around the (Western) Four Elements. We start with water (World Water Day), then move to fire, air, and finished with earth (Earth Day). This year, we invite you to a monthlong program of reflection, education, action, and play. Don't worry – most actions require just a few minutes and you don't have to do them all. But there will be prizes for those with the most points! Sign up at the Get Involved! Table or email to let us know that you are participating. Then check in with us each week to let us know how you're doing.
Monday, March 26th - Friday, March 30th
Mon: Gratitude Meditation on Water
Tues: Learn Where Your Water Comes From
Wed: Calculate Your Water Footprint
Thurs: Interconnectedness Meditation on Water
Fri: Write a Poem to Protect Our Oceans
Monday, April 2nd - Friday, April 6th
Mon: Gratitude Meditation on Energy
Tues: Learn Where Your Electicity Comes From
Wed: Calculate Your Home Energy Efficiency
Thurs: Interconnectedness Meditation on Energy
Fri: Take a Sustainable Selfie!
Monday, April 9th - Friday, April 13th
Mon: Gratitude Meditation on Air
Tues: Atmospheric Carbon and Climate Change
Wed: Calculate Your Carbon Footprint
Thurs: Interconnectedness Meditation on Air
Fri: Picture a Better World
Monday, April 16th - Friday, April 20th
Mon: Gratitude Meditation on Food
Tues: Learn Where Your Food Comes From
Wed: Shrink Your Food Footprint
Thurs: Interconnectedness Meditation on Food
Fri: Cook a Meal of Seasonal Produce
Saturdays are Community Days During Climate Justice Month! Come together as a community to celebrate, volunteer, make art, and advocate.
(12 pts for each activity)
Pagan Interest Circle - 7pm in the Chapel
Bring a dish for potluck and come celebrate Mother Earth in community!
Poster Party! - 3:30pm in Murdock Rm
Art and activism go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Unleash your creativity for Earth Day!
Volunteer at Alemany Farm! Support local, organic, urban farming. email to let us know you're coming.
Earth Day Rally! Join other members of UUSF as we participate in San Francisco's Earth Day 2018. We'll meet at the church at 11 am, then head over to Civic Center.
During Climate Justice Month, Forum, Sensible Cinema, and the Humanists & Non-theists Group are offering these opportunities for further education. (7 pts for each activity)
April 15th (9:30am) Forum
Noemi Tongui from Food & Water Watch
April 15th (12:30pm) Humanists & Non-Theists - Andy Goldsworthy: Nature and Artist Interact
April 20th (6:30pm) Sensible Cinema
How To Change the World
April 22nd (9:30am) Forum
David Owen on the effects of Trump administration on our environment
April 22nd (12:30pm): Humanists & Non-Theists - When Facts Are Not Enough
April 29th (9:30am) Forum
Worse Than Poop! A fun short film on CO2 emmisions (Bring the kids!)
April 29th (12:30pm): Humanists & Non-Theists - End Amazon Crude Campaign
Weekday Elemental Actions
A suggested exercize is provided for each day, related to the element of the week. (Click on the link.) Most will take only a few minutes. Fri is more involved. (5 pts for each activity)
Sunday Weekly Actions
Every week we will offer an action related to the theme of the week. Look for the Get Involved! Table after service. You have one week (from Sunday to Sunday) to complete the suggested action. (5 pts for each action completed)
Water - Oppose Off-shore Drilling!
Fire (Energy) - Switch to Clean Power!
Air - Oppose Expansion of Tar Sands Oil Refinery
Earth - Call for Resignation of EPA Director Scott Pruitt
We Begin With Gratitude.
All month long, we invite you to cultivate gratitude/appreciation, because environmental justice is as much a spiritual challenge as it is social or political. The dominant society tells us that we must always want MORE, turning us into consumers at the expense of our fellow humans, sibling species, and Mother Earth. Cultivating gratitude/appreciation is a powerful way to counter that paradigm.
Earn up to 3 pts per day by any combination of the following:
Saying grace/thanks before each meal. (We don't care who you say thanks to.)
Naming three things for which you are grateful.
Taking pictures of three things that you appreciate.
Share them on the UUSF Facebook page! Or email them to and we'll share them for you.