CUCC SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

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PRESERVING GOD'S GREEN EARTH

As part of the efforts of the CUCC Sustainability Committee, we have established our church as a "Fair Trade Congregation," meaning that all coffee served at church events has been purchased from Fair Trade Certified Companies like Equal Exchange. The Committee also hosts Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate Sales throughout the year. Additionally, we work hard to be as sustainable as possible in our day-to-day life at CUCC. We do our best to always use compostable or recyclable plates/cups/utensils at major church events and had solar panels installed on our main Sanctuary years ago to work toward cleaner energy consumption. 

SC CALENDAR

March 12, 6:30-8:30 pm:  "Youth vs. Gov: Taking Climate Change to the Courts!" Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

https://www.pitzer.edu/event/youth-v-gov-taking-climate-justice-to-the-courts/

April 18:  Earth Day Celebration

April 19, 9:00 am:  Adult Education Forum- Dr. John Wolfersberger reading from his book Mother Earth

May 3:  Annual Mother's Day fair trade sale after the 8:15 am and 10:00 am worship services

May 3, 9:00 am:  Adult Education Forum- Becoming a Creation Justice Church

https://www.ucc.org/what_is_creation_justice_and_why_does_it_rock

GREEN IDEAS & HELPFUL LINKS

How to start: 10 Ways to Live More Sustainably

https://www.diynatural.com/what-is-sustainable-living/

Sustainable Claremont: Sustainable Claremont engages people in education and action to create a more sustainable community-environmentally, socially, and economically–in Claremont and beyond.

sustainableclaremont.org

100+ Simple Tips to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle:

https://theminimalistvegan.com/live-a-more-sustainable-lifestyle/

How mattresses could solve hunger:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-51466978/how-mattresses-could-solve-hunger

Sustainability Slides 2020

OTHER NOTES

Committee meetings are normally on the 4th Sunday of the month, after the 10:00 am service in the CUCC Library.

Contact Us:  sustainability@claremontucc.org

The Sustainability Committee had solar panels installed on our 
main Sanctuary a few years back, to start reducing our carbon footprint.
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The Sustainability Committee is the sponsor of our Sunday “God's Garden Sharing Cart." If you have been growing a vegetable garden, or have an abundance of fruit from your own trees, feel free to bring some and share with your fellow church family or swap for other fruits and veggies you may not be growing. If you have no garden, no matter! Come and reap the benefits of homegrown produce. All are welcome to give or take! Look for the cart outside the front doors of the Narthex on Sunday mornings.

If you are interested in using the cart for your group or committee, email sustainability@claremontucc.org!