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Faith groups join Lummi Nation fight against coal
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship’s partnership leads to public witness event at UUA’s General Assembly in June.
By Elaine McArdle 4.20.15 IDEAS

Access to water is a human right
Improved water management is essential to climate change adaptation.
By Patricia Jones 3.16.15 IDEAS

Less more, please
Solutions to the world’s environmental problems may not require more of us, but less.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 2.9.15 IDEAS

When it comes to science and religion, render unto Caesar
Students occasionally offered erroneous answers with absolute confidence, but this fellow had thrown down a gauntlet.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 11.24.14 IDEAS

Yellow shirts for climate action
More than 1,500 Unitarian Universalists took part in the People's Climate March.
By Sonja L. Cohen 9.29.14 IDEAS

At least 1,500 Unitarian Universalists join People's Climate March
Unitarian Universalists came from across the U.S. to the People's Climate March in New York City.
By Christopher L. Walton 9.22.14 IDEAS

Updates from the People's Climate Train to New York City
Updates throughout the week from the People's Climate Train en route to New York City.
By Elaine McArdle 9.16.14 IDEAS

Evanston Unitarian church installs rain gardens
Gardens naturally absorb 25,000 cubic feet of water each year.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.1.14 IDEAS

Selling the seeds of change
A UU-founded company is on a mission to reclaim our seed heritage.
By Nicole Sweeney Etter 8.25.14 IDEAS

UUA divests from fossil fuels

By Donald E. Skinner 6.28.14 IDEAS

Fossil fuel divestment on GA agenda
Divestment resolution, Congregational Study/Action Issues on business agenda.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.26.14 IDEAS

Fly less, for the earth's sake
One mode of transportation causes particular ethical angst among folks concerned about climate change.
By Kimberly French 3.17.14 IDEAS

Resources for exploring your animal contradictions
An annotated guide to books and other resources.
By Kimberly French 9.9.13 IDEAS

Our animal contradictions
How Unitarian Universalism can help us sort out our place in the animal world.
By Kimberly French 9.9.13 IDEAS

Adaptation and defiance
Climate change requires adaptation, but it also calls for defiance.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 7.15.13 IDEAS

GA clean energy rally draws attention from EPA

By Peter Bowden 6.25.13 IDEAS

Divestment, shareholder advocacy hot topic at GA

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.21.13 IDEAS

Video: Environmental justice bus tour

By Peter Bowden 6.20.13 IDEAS

On banks of Ohio River, UUs rally for clean energy

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.20.13 IDEAS

Fossil fuel divestment is not the answer
We need a rising tide of pressure pushing for a sustainable future.
By Tim Brennan 6.3.13 IDEAS

Fossil fuel divestment is moral, strategic
Money is an instrument of moral choice.
By Fred Small 6.3.13 IDEAS

Pet ministry: Caring for all creatures
UUs are providing comfort for ill or dying pets and their caregivers.
By Kimberly French 1.14.13 IDEAS

How to meet the climate crisis
A carbon fee might be the key to breaking our fossil-fuel addiction.
By Ellie Whitney 12.17.12 IDEAS

Activism is an act of faith
Our interconnectedness makes the powerless powerful.
By Tim DeChristopher 11.19.12 IDEAS

Urban gardener hopes to turn foreclosures into farms
Milwaukee UU believes creating a 'harvestable city' will improve quality of life.
By Nicole Sweeney Etter 11.19.12 IDEAS

Tim DeChristopher's path
How an undergraduate's activism led him to prison, and to plans to become a UU minister.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.19.12 IDEAS

Bound to the last spot of land in Louisiana
A visit to Plaquemines Parish, just ahead of Hurricane Isaac.
By Deborah Weiner 8.29.12 IDEAS

Sheltering the faith, Spring 2012
Brief news items about congregational building programs.
By Julia Angley 2.15.12 IDEAS

A passion for environmental justice
For the Rev. Bob Murphy, environmentalism and ministry overlap like the shoreline and the sea.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.30.12 IDEAS

Finca Esperanza Verde: 'What ecotourism should be'
An organic coffee farm and ecotourism lodge founded by a Unitarian Universalist couple is a model for just and sustainable tourism.
By David Zucchino 8.15.11 IDEAS

UUs join March on Blair Mountain
At site of historic coal miner uprising, activists raise awareness about consequences of mountaintop removal mining.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.20.11 IDEAS

Eggplant extravaganza
What happened when I vowed to get all my vegetables from a local farmshare.
By Susan Bagby 4.25.11 IDEAS

The wisdom of the wild
I don't mean misbehavior, but real wildness, elemental wildness, animal wildness.
By Dan Schatz 3.21.11 IDEAS

Utah UU convicted for environmental activism
Federal jury faults Tim DeChristopher for blocking auction of oil and gases leases.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.7.11 IDEAS

Dinner with Monsanto
Planting the seeds for a code of ethics for bioengineers.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.24.11 IDEAS

89 UU congregations join Global Day of Action
Unitarian Universalists promote environmental stewardship with '10-10-10' events.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.18.10 IDEAS

UUA challenges oil company’s political spending
Shareholder resolution questions oil company’s $4 million effort to delay California’s global warming law.
By Jane Greer 10.18.10 IDEAS

AIW approved: 'Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill'

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 IDEAS

UU campaign honors Earth Day’s 40th anniversary
Forty congregants asked to give something up for 40 days.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.29.10 IDEAS

Dinner dilemmas
Ethical issues at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
By John Gibb Millspaugh 11.17.08 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalist buildings going green
Congregations increasingly applying green building techniques.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.28.08 IDEAS

UUA to administer Green Sanctuary program
UUA to take over environmental program from UU Ministry for Earth
By Donald E. Skinner 6.2.08 IDEAS

Oregon church plants a parking lot
Grass-porous pavement provides alternative to asphalt.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.16.07 IDEAS

What you can do about global warming
The global warming problem is too global for a few simple steps to solve it, but there are actions you can take.
By Jon Luoma 4.23.07 IDEAS

Our interdependent weather forecast
Weather is the great equalizer, reminding us that we share one world.
By Laura Lee 3.19.07 IDEAS

Eating ethically
Can you clean your plate with a clean conscience?
By Amy Hassinger 3.5.07 IDEAS

Congregations for the environment
Turning the UUA's Seventh Principle into a call to action.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.15.07 IDEAS

Church meets gold standard for green buildings
Ohio fellowship gets LEED gold certification for new building.
By Jane Greer 11.1.06 IDEAS

General Assembly 2006
Environmental issues dominate annual gathering of Unitarian Universalist leaders.
By Tom Stites 8.14.06 IDEAS

Hundreds use opportunity to junk old computers
Michigan interfaith alliance’s e-waste collection nets 300 tons.
By Jane Greer 5.8.06 IDEAS

Unlikely partners saved a threatened species
Landowners, environmentalists, and policymakers worked together.
By Brent Haglund 4.17.06 IDEAS

Light bulb program a bright idea
Congregation is a model of environmental activism.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.14.06 IDEAS

Opening words, Spring 2006
We are citizens in an interdependent community of life.
By Aldo Leopold 2.15.06 IDEAS

Churches relying on renewable energy sources
Wind, solar, and geothermal power are among sources.
By Jane Greer 11.28.05 IDEAS

Global warming as a moral issue
Our use of energy makes global warming a moral issue.
By Jon Luoma 5.20.05 IDEAS

New solar panels electrify church
Carmel, California, church builds in sustainable manner.
By Staff Writer 1.1.05 IDEAS

The wellspring of American nature writing
'Walden' remains uncannily 'addressed to our condition exactly,' 150 years after its publication.
By Richard Higgins 7.1.04 IDEAS

Human origins and human futures
Looking back at Darwin and ahead at genetic engineering.
By Dan Cryer 3.1.04 IDEAS

Nature's tough love
How the prairie challenges the ego.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 7.1.02 IDEAS

The greening of our churches
Congregations find ways to live the Seventh Principle.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.1.01 IDEAS

Good for nothing
In the study of grasshoppers, an entomologist discovers the value of simply 'being.'
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 5.1.01 IDEAS

Why I don't fly
Figuring out the ethics of long-distance travel is a challenge.
By Dan Harper IDEAS

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