Green Sanctuary (environmental justice)

This group is dedicated to supporting our denomination’s seventh principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Our members consist of individuals with an interest in environmental issues and environmental justice. We are an official “Green Sanctuary” church through the Green Sanctuary program of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Congregational Stewardship Services and are focused on continued education and outreach in our congregation and the wider community.

Step-by-Step - a program to reduce our carbon footprint

The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Church of Barnstable is sponsoring a program that will teach each of us how we can reduce our carbon footprint in measurable ways. This program is part of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative (5C's) initiative. Please join the households who have already pledged from our congregation. Our collective pledges add up to over 20% reductions so far! Let's get to 50 households and show our UU capacity to step up to this challenge. Learn More »


Projects and Activities

Cape Environmental Action (CEA) campaign

Green Sanctuary committees from the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church, and the Falmouth Fellowship, are working together as Cape Environmental Action(CEA), to sponsor a reuseable bag education campaign, "Get Drastic, Reduce Plastic!"
The reasons why this campaign is important are many. Learn more (PDF 309Kb) »



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The goals of the Green Sanctuary committee are to:

  • Build awareness of the significance and complexity of environmental issues.
  • Encourage personal lifestyle changes.
  • Engage in community action on environmental issues.
  • Strengthen the connection between spiritual practice and Earth consciousness.
  • Work to heal environmental injustices.

We meet one Sunday per month. New members and new ideas are always welcome.

Church Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ph: 508 362-6381 • P.O. Box 285 • 3330 Main Street • Barnstable, MA • 02630-0285