River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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Water Security - 2013-2014

Water Security – 2013-2014

In keeping with UUA's Environmental Justice 'Got Water?' campaign, the Environmental Task Force will focus on environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on water security, for 2013-2014.  This far-reaching topic will include learning about the sources and reliability of Montgomery County clean water, adopting lifestyles that sustain the environment, the human right to clean affordable drinking water, and how to make ethical choices to protect the earth.

Fall 2013

Sunday, September 22, 10:30 a.m. (CC&C): Water Security: What’s Ahead for Montgomery CountyMontgomery County Councilman Mark Elrich will discuss access to clean water in Montgomery County; 10-Mile Creek; the county’s reservoirs for emergency drinking water; and issues with WSSC.

Monday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. Choices for Sustainable Living. A 7-session discussion course on Mondays through mid-December  from Northwest Earth Institute providing an overview of how to live sustainably. Topics include Ecological Principles, Food, Community, Transportation and Consumption.

Sunday, October 27, 12:45 p.m. – Renewing Our Trust in Clean Water Sources.  Diane Cameron, Audubon Naturalist Society, will discuss 10-Mile Creek and the long-term impact of losing clean water sources in Montgomery County. All-congregation event. Sanctuary following 2nd service.

Potomac River Rafting Trips:  Come out to see our beautiful local water source!  Stay tuned for details about ETF-sponsored Potomac rafting trips.

Winter 2014

Mondays at 7:30 p.m., January 13 through March 3. Dying of Thirst: The Ethics of Water Security. An original 5-session discussion course. Topics include what diminishing water resources means for you; access to safe, affordable drinking water as a human right; the politics of water; privileged water consumption; trading water for energy

Spring 2014

Saturday, March 22. World Water Day 2014

Sunday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. Ethics, the Environment, and Avoiding the Collapse of Civilization

Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University and author of The Population Bomb, will make a special appearance at RRUUC as part of 2014 Earth Day events.  Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading environmental thinkers, in 1990, Prof. Ehrlich was awarded Sweden’s Crafoord Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to support areas of science not covered by the Nobel Prizes along with biologist E.O. Wilson.  A benefit event for the Environmental Task Force

RRUUC Stream Clean-Up:  Did you know there is a clogged stream on RRUUC grounds?  We are working with our youth to clean up the stream so that we all can learn about biodiversity in our own backyard. Sign up for this!