In 2004, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City raised $9,700 for solar panels. In 2005, in support of the environment and our interdependent web of life, UUFRC began to seriously contemplate how we could lessen our impact on the environment.
Over the next six years we installed solar panels, low flow toilets, hot water on demand, and in an effort to cut down on the use of disposable products, switched to using cloth napkins made by members of the congregation.
We received Green Sanctuary accreditation in 2011 for our efforts.
In 2015 we began taking out the lawns and have since replaced them with native, drought tolerant plants. This has reduced our water use substantially.
Other Green Projects
David Elliston of CleanMoney.Us and Fossil Free California, and Marianna Tubman of the UUFRC Social Action Committee and the 350 Silicon Valley Divestment Team, will be giving a quick overview of how divestment works, why fossil fuel industry divestment is vital, and how you can participate as an individual in the movement. We will look at how to move your money from banks and credit cards, as well as how to change your investments (stocks/bonds/mutual funds). You will have an opportunity to set some goals and sign up for coaching sessions to help you follow up on your goals.
We host an Earth Day Fair on April 22, focusing on eco-justice and honoring the interdependent web of life. All events are open to the public.
You can also join our broad and growing movement for climate justice at Commit2Respond.