Earth Ministry

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Our Northwest Earth Ministry puts into action our seventh Unitarian Universalist principle: “respect for the interdependent web of all existence.” We foster an ecological awareness that comes from a deep reverence and strong commitment to a right relationship with Earth. We support the voices of Earth, which speak about a culture of life – biodiversity, communion and interdependence – in the sacred web of life. We commit ourselves to listen to the voices of Earth and to take action based on those voices.

Northwest is an accredited Green Sanctuary, officially recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2012. We strive to continually improve our energy efficiency and maintain the beauty of our natural five acre wooded lot in order to maintain our Green Sanctuary Certification. We also take seriously our responsibility to preserve and protect the heath, vitality, beauty and diversity of our larger home, planet Earth. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Participate in announced service projects with supported organizations in the community
  • Support Protect Georgia, an email system that enables individuals to advocate for environmental issues
  • Participate in a Northwest “work party” when we gather to continue our efforts to insulate and upgrade our facilities to make it energy efficient
  • Contribute to our next wave of installation of solar panels on our sanctuary roof
  • Participate as a teacher in one of our Earth Ministry’s educational program at Northwest

Contact the Committee

Please email earthministry@nwuuc.org and someone will contact you soon.