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Green Building Finalist, First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
California Interfaith Power and Light (CA IPL) listed First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco (FUUSSF) as a Finalist in the Green Building category for the Society’s new 21.5 KW solar system, lighting retrofit, and innovative “Trash Talking” educational campaign on recycling and composting. In addition FUUSSF’s Green Committee energetically move the congregation into strong advocacy for climate and energy policy, and participation in San Francisco’s Moving Planet Day of Climate and Action. FUUSSF also is in final documentation process for Green Sanctuary status from the UUA because of the congregation’s hard work in the following areas:
- worship and celebration
- Religious Education
- environmental justice
- and sustainable living
Advocacy Oscar Finalist, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County
Advocacy Oscar finalists Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County (UUFSCC) with leadership of UU Legislative Ministry installed solar, energy efficient lighting, used captive and stored rainwater and involved the wider community in the promotion of:
- Energy and Climate Legislation
- Desalinization Alternatives
- Simple Living
- Ethical Eating
- Save Our Shores
Education Oscar Winner, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
The Education classification winner, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno (UUCF), built a LEED-certified building, installed solar panels and hosted an Earth Day Celebration with the Fresno Earth Day Coalition to educate the whole community on environmental and climate stewardship.