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Green Sanctuary


From the UUCOV campus to our homes and from our pulpit to our lifespan education classrooms, we strive to live our seventh principle "respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." Our sanctuary is solar powered and our campus is landscaped with native and Florida Friendly landscaping. We engage our youth in learning about the environment and how to take care of our Earth. We provide timely forums and seminars to our adult congregants as well as the public at large on sustainability, climate change, and environmental justice. We also celebrate the Earth with our annual Earth Day Intergenerational Service.

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Green Sanctuary News

"It's Almost Earth Day! Think about your Mother; she needs help!"

EcoEarthTo celebrate Earth Day the Green Sanctuary Committee is sponsoring a talk by Tim Rumage on Monday April 17, 7pm. Mr. Rumage is a planetary ethicist and naturalist who has been teaching at the intersection of science, ecology, art, design and architecture for more than 30 years. He is the Coordinator/Developer of Environmental Studies at Ringling College of Art and Design. Along with David Houle, Tim is the co-founder of This Spaceship Earth and co-author of the book with the same name. He will speak about climate change and what we as citizens of this planet should do about it.

Green, Green, Green

EcoEarth‘Sustainable’ means able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed; environmental sustainability refers to using our natural resources in a way that protects them for the future In short, sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life.

Abby Gage, member of the Green Sanctuary Committee, teaches classes in sustainability at the State College of Florida; her students are competing to win an environmental poster contest, to be decided on Earth Day in April.  Here’s your opportunity to participate, enjoy their efforts, perhaps learn a thing or two about taking care of the environment. Just go to, look at all of the 31 images and vote for your favorite two.