• Making the Most of Earth Month
    EVENTS: RRUUC Retreat and UUA Climate Revival Earth Ministry is sponsoring THREE programs at the RRUUC Retreat at Seneca Creek State Park. All are on Saturday, April 28. 11:00 Green Investing & Banking with Will Bruno – How to make sure your money is doing its best for both you AND the planet! 2:00 Weed … read more
  • Raise Your Voice for Climate Rescue Policy!
    EVENTS: Climate & Housing Advocacy Day in Annapolis Join AIM’s Climate & Housing Advocacy Day in Annapolis on Feb 21! Learn More and RSVP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVOCACY: Contact your representatives! ‘Tis the season for making a big difference in Annapolis! There’s a ton of guidance about which climate-saving bills to talk about with your representatives in the … read more
  • Earth Ministry Gears Up for the Congregational Year
    RRUUC NEWS: Climate Reset Workshops return in Oct, Jan and April! This year we’ll be running our 4-week Climate Reset Workshop three times, to make sure everyone has an opportunity to KEEP THEIR COOL. Plan to sign up for this brief but powerful program that will help you measure your current carbon footprint and select … read more
  • DMV UU Climate Convocation May 6, Legislative Summary & Greening Your $$$
    EVENTS: CLIMATE ACTION CAN BE OVERWHELMING…LET’S NOT DO IT ALONE! Now is a great time to work with us!  RRUUC’s Earth Ministry is helping to organize a CAPITAL AREA UU CLIMATE CONVOCATION, hosted at RRUUC on May 6.  Register now to join like-minded activists from congregations all over the DMV for combined spiritual energy, practical expertise … read more
  • COMING MAY 6: Capital Area UU Climate Convocation–let’s power up together!
    EVENTS: WANT TO DO MORE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? Now is a great time to work with us!  RRUUC’s Earth Ministry is helping to organize a CAPITAL AREA UU CLIMATE CONVOCATION, hosted at RRUUC on May 6.  Register now to join like-minded activists from congregations all over the DMV for combined spiritual energy, practical expertise and meaningful … read more
  • Earth Ministry Tips for MD General Assembly Advocacy 2023
    ADDED TO OUR RESOURCE LIBRARY There are three new presentations and recordings for your information in the RRUUC Earth Ministry Resource Library, found at this link: bit.ly/EMResourceLibrary January 22 – Dr. Phil Webster, Climate Advocacy Team Leader for the UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland on climate legislation priorities during the MD General Assembly of 2023. … read more
  • Earth Ministry’s RESOURCE LIBRARY is growing…check it out!
    ????THANK YOU!???? Thanks once again to all who contributed to the achievement of our Green Sanctuary recertification, and to those who volunteered to help on Sunday, Jan. 22, with the celebration during our first coffee hour back in the Fellowship Hall! We’re also happy to be adding new members to our Earth Ministry group–it’s definitely … read more
  • Celebrating with Earth Ministry; the Learning Continues!
    CELEBRATING OUR ACHIEVEMENTS On Sunday, Jan. 22, RRUUC will acknowledge the hard work accomplished since 2020 when we committed to recertifying as a UUA Green Sanctuary!! A congregational vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting launched the process aimed at raising awareness at RRUUC—and action—in all congregational activities to mitigate the effects of climate change. Projects … read more
  • RRUUC Reaches 3 Important Green Milestones!
    BIG NEWS! It’s a month of long-awaited achievement for RRUUC, and the optimistic energy is flowing! First, visitors to the building have seen the gorgeous solar panel array now gracing the roof of our landmark building, and as someone said last Sunday, it looks like it has always been there! To learn how you can … read more
  • Climate Reset Workshops a Resounding Success!
    UPCOMING EVENTS If you would like to join the 35% of River Roaders who are addressing climate change by eating more plant-based meals, have we got a show for you!RRUUC Contemporary Issues Forum and RRUUC Earth Ministry present… Mary Purdy: Saving the Planet with Your Fork Coming next Sunday, Nov. 20, at 12:00 pm, online only.  An eco-dietitian explains … read more
  • Info & Registration – RRUUC Climate Reset Workshops
    Sign up for the Climate Reset Workshop now. WELCOME! Earth Ministry members are excited to lead this 4-week workshop for the River Road community. This is an intermediate-level opportunity for those who are already practicing beginner-level CO2 reduction actions at home and want to do more. The activities will also work if you’re just getting … read more
  • RRUUC’s Year of Climate Reset!
    You can always find Earth Ministry’s Calendar of Events here! RRUUC is entering a Year of Reset with regard to our relationship with a warming planet. In 2020 we formally agreed to recertify as a Green Sanctuary Congregation, and that commitment depends on all of us to participate. At the Ingathering Service on September 11, … read more
  • June 2022
    Early in April the Earth Ministry invited congregants to make food-related climate action commitments during the service. We chose FOOD as our action area for this spring because food solutions are among the most powerful climate actions we can take as individuals.  The whole family can participate in food-related actions, and by repeating them daily … read more
  • April 1, 2022
    April is Earth Month, and the Earth Ministry group is working with Rev. Nancy to bring you a two-part opportunity to experience climate activism as a spiritual practice during this month of AWAKENING.  Awakening to the state of the planet can bring stress and anxiety, but what if we were to approach this crisis as … read more
  • March 17, 2022
    This month our area of challenge and opportunity is TRANSPORTATION! Here are our two recommended actions for March. ???? An advocacy action you can take to influence climate rescue policy: Pledge to Make Your Next Car Electric ~ by Bruce Davis Montgomery County is forming an Electric Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative to make EVs more affordable. … read more
  • It’s (Not) Easy Being Green
    March 1, 2022 Kermit has it right:  It’s not easy bein’ green Having to spend each day the color of the leaves When I think it could be nicer bein’ red or yellow or gold Or something much more colorful like that It’s not easy bein’ green… Cause you’re not standing out  Like flashy sparkles … read more
  • Growing Green
    Welcome to the new blog of the RRUUC Earth Ministry, leading the congregation to reduce climate change impacts in our community, in our congregational building and at home. Click here to email us.