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 Contents: UU World Back Issue

Ways you can fight against climate change

By Rob Keithan

From decisions about heating and lighting to lobbying your members of Congress, there are countless ways for UU congregations and individuals to get involved with the global warming issue selected by the 2004 General Assembly as its Study/Action Issue. A detailed resource guide is available on the Web site of the Commission on Social Witness at http://www.uua.org/csw. Some of the materials referenced are:

• “20 Simple Steps to Reduce Global Warming,” from the Greenhouse Network, www.greenhousenet.org/action/20steps. html.

• The Green Sanctuary Program of the UUA Seventh Principle Project, which has activities for congregations in four areas: worship and celebration, religious education, environmental justice, and sustainable living. For more information, see www. uuaspp.org or contact the Rev. Katherine Jesch, Katherine.Jesch@ uuaspp.org, (703) 920-3615.

• The Fall 2004 issue of Yes! magazine—entitled “Can We Live Without Oil?”—which is focused entirely on the issue of climate change and its impact. See www.yesmagazine.org.
At the Congressional level, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joseph Leiberman (D-CT) are expected to reintroduce their Climate Stewardship Act next year, as are the sponsors of a similar bill in the House. The act calls for a reduction in emissions of heat-trapping gases to 2000 levels by the year 2010, and creates a market-based system of tradable allowances.

E-Mail Action Alerts
Sign up for regular e-mail action alerts to learn about the UUA’s advocacy efforts and to find resources for getting involved. Visit www.uua.org/uuawo for more information.

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