Earth Ministry participates in Georgia Water Coalition Partners Meeting

Five NWUUC Earth Ministry team members attended the Georgia Water Coalition Partners Meeting on November 17th at the Alcovy Conservation Center in Covington, GA.  Topics at the meeting included fracking, coal ash, groundwater, buffers, pipelines, Sierra Club’s National Campaign on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, the impact of the election results on water policy, and Georgia’s 2016 Dirty Dozen report. Northwest […]

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Northwest Earth Leaders Join GIPL for Dr. Tucker Lecture

At a lecture and luncheon sponsored by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL), Northwest members Tom and Linda Couch and Dave Zenner joined 75 of our climate partners from GIPL and other secular and faith communities to hear an inspiring message about environment and social justice from Dr Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale environmental and religious scholar.  Dr. Tucker’s message addressed […]

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October 2016 Share the Plate Recipient – West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Inspires Northwest’s Social Justice and Earth Ministries

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Chair of WAWA’s Board of Directors, reviewed key initiatives of West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) with a Second Hour audience of 15 Northwest members and friends. She emphasized the importance of community engagement of those living and working in WAWA’s three creek watersheds. WAWA works closely with the Proctor Creek Stewardship […]

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Earth Day

Northwest celebrated Earth Day on April 24, 2016 with a warm, sun-filled day including after-service activities. Dave Zenner, our Earth Ministry Team Leader, shared the personal journey of his transition from owning a gas guzzling SUV to a fuel-sipping Prius. Dave said that driving a less powerful car has caused him to slow down amidst the increasingly frantic pace of […]

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Social Justice and Earth Ministry Project

Large logs across waterway on which to build a walking bridge

As part of Northwest’s Social Justice and Earth Ministries, Dave Zenner lead a group of Northwest members and other volunteers on a bridge building project at Atlanta’s Outdoor Activity Center. Working with our Social Justice partner, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), Dave designed and then led a team to build a walking bridge over a waterway at the Outdoor Activity […]

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Acting for Environmental Justice

On December 6, 2015 Northwest members let their feet do the talking – standing in solidarity with demonstrators at the Paris Climate Conference. After the terrorist attacks in Paris in November, French authorities banned demonstrators from assembling to voice their demands for meaningful action on climate change. So demonstrators instead left their shoes – over 20,000 pairs of them – […]

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People’s Climate March – Atlanta

Northwest members Dave Zenner, Ruth and Mani Subramanian, Roland DeWitt, Jay Kiskel and Helen Borland joined UUs from other metro Atlanta congregations participated in the People’s Climate March on November 29, 2015. The People’s Climate March was a worldwide event designed to demonstrate to world leaders who are meeting at the Paris Climate Conference that there is global commitment for […]

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Northwest and MDI collaborate for WAWA

On Saturday, August 8th, members of the Atlanta Chapter of MDI, Mentor- Discover-Inspire, an international men’s service group, collaborated with members of NWUUC to support WAWA at their Outdoor Activity Center in southwest Atlanta. The men of MDI contributed the sweat, and NWUUC friends and members contributed the materials to construct a new 50 ft. section of boardwalk through a […]

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