Here are the 12 actions St. John Unitarian Universalist Fellowship must take to become a certified green sanctuary, and their status. Please contact the Action Leader if you can help.
|At least 2 activities involving worship, spiritual practice, and/or community celebration|
|Green Sanctuary Service @ Annual Viers Retreat||Overnight Retreat at Viers Facility, Educational Programs, Campfire, Yoga, Singing, Morning Service||Suki Buchalter||Jan 22nd (Full Moon)
Jan 26-27, 2008
Jan 20-22th, 2011
|Earth Day Celebration||Join VI National Park in their annual event in April. Plants, Guidebooks, Green bags (for sale).||Ann Glenn||April 2008, April 2009
April 2010, April 2011
|At least 2 religious education programs, one for children and one for adults|
|Coast Weeks Clean-up||Volunteer to help clean up mangrove areas or beach areas. Work with a local school group.||Sarah Close||To be announced.|
|National Turtle Watch Program||Adopt a beach on St. John to monitor turtle activity or travel to St. Croix to join Earthwatch.||Craig Barshinger||Will Call Park Service.|
|At least 2 activities addressing environmental justice issues, at least one of which is a year-long project involving the entire congregation and collaborating with one or more groups in the broader community|
Assist in the effort to establish recycling on
|Advocate and organize / Write letters to Senators.
Work with Waste Management Authority
|Sarah Close||Met with John Levering / Wrote letters to Senators.|
|Watch-Dog Program||Monitor water runoff, concrete spills.
Identify sources of pollution.
|Craig Barshinger||Accident on East End,
On-going effort.Project on Bordeaux.
|At least 4 activities covering elements of sustainable living, including at least one energy conservation action|
|Gifft Hill Organics||Join and Encourage efforts of co-op buying club at St. John School.
Develop shopping bags.
|Sarah Close||Co-op is operational.
Orders coming in / membership open.
|Meditation Garden on UU property||Plan and implement a meditation garden.
All who are able and willing will join in.
|Charlie Deyalsingh||Planning stage|
|Enviromental News||We will share environmental news in congregation.
Compile energy tips and newsworthy items.
|Ann Glenn||Ongoing effort.|
|Lower WAPA Bills||Challenge ourselves by planning a year of lowering our WAPA bills. unplugging non-essentials /load balancing /using compact fluorescents.||Craig Barshinger||
Pledge for 2008.
Reduced WAPA bills
|At least 2 additional activities relating to the elements of your choice|
|Worship & Celebration||Earth Center Worship.
Celebrate Equinox, Solstice, Full Moon.
Drumming, Music, Crystal Bowls
Fall Equinox Sept 21, 2007 Yoga Mala, Estate Concordia
Winter Solstice Dec 21, 2008 Service on UUF property
Summer Solstice June 21, 2009 Celebration
|Green Publications||Smart Guide to Island Housekeeping.
Newspaper column / Charlie's info.
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