Social/Environmental Justice & Green Sanctuary

The Unitarian Church of Barnstable is honored to be recognized as having met the requirements of Green Sanctuary 2030. First recognized as a Green Sanctuary in 2010, the current program has greatly advanced the focus on climate and social justice. To that end, many groups within UCB have initiated efforts to improve climate resilience and social and racial justice. These groups include:

All have been supported and encouraged by our Minister, Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper, who is actively involved in every aspect. Rev. Dr. Harper speaks regularly from the pulpit on Climate and Justice issues.

To see our recertification document please CLICK HERE

Aligning UCB’s 7th principle with multiple faith communities on Cape Cod & Islands

The Unitarian Church of Barnstable is a certified Green Sanctuary. Watch a video in which we share the importance of building our community of environmental justice seekers in support of our 7th Principle.

People's Climate March

Church celebration of solar panels, solar committee and installer.

Beach Clean Up

The Power of Community

The Unitarian Church of Barnstable is a founding member of the Faith Communities Environmental Network of the Cape and Islands. We initiated the Network in 2017 in partnership with the Federated Church of Orleans, and have grown the membership from two to almost forty faith communities on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Our UCB membership reflects our strong commitment as stewards of the Earth and advocates and activists for Environmental Justice. This overarching priority is based on our shared perspective as a part of the interdependent web of life.

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New ideas are always welcome.

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Ph: 508 362-6381 • P.O. Box 285 • 3330 Main Street • Barnstable, MA • 02630-0285