Green Sanctuary: Working Toward Environmental Justice

The Power of Community

2019-2020 Planning Session for the Green Sanctuary Committee

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.
The Green Sanctuary Committee 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 support our congregation's efforts in functioning as an official “Green Sanctuary” church through the Green Sanctuary program of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Congregational Stewardship Services, focused on continued education and outreach in our congregation and the wider community.

2019 - 2020 Focus on Energy Advocacy

Every Sunday you hear one of our Worship Associates say: “We are a certified Green Sanctuary, respecting the interdependent web of all existence, and promoting the values of a sustainable planet.” This year (now through June 2020) our focus is on the following:
  • Worship: Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper brings climate justice forward throughout the year and the Committee sponsors Earth Day Services- April 28, 2019; April 19, 2020
  • Education: Massachusetts set goals of 100% Renewable Energy before 2050 and 50% reduction in use of fossil fuels by 2030. We offer resources to help you learn the best and the easiest ways to do your part.
  • Environmental Justice & Advocacy: We all serve a crucial role by voting, signing petitions & showing up to rallies. Plus, we can focus on how we, as home and business owners can take stronger action to install solar and other renewable energy products in our homes & communities.
  • Sustainable Living: In addition to the renewable energy we access through our Solar Panels, we work with other committees to further improve our church’s sustainability.


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

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