Morristown Unitarian Fellowship (MUF) in New Jersey became an accredited Green Sanctuary on December 28, 2001. But their commitment towards environmental stewardship didn’t stop there! On March 10, 2010 their application for re-accreditation candidacy was accepted by a Green Sanctuary review team.
MUF formed task a forces and was actively involved in the then Study Action Issue, now 2006 Statement of Conscience Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change . More recently they have tackled the Congregational Study Action Issue Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice for 2008-2012 by engaging in the Northwest Earth Institute course Menu for the Future, participating in an Earth Dinner featuring local foods and provocative discussions about ethical eating, creating a lay-led service “Eating Locally, Thinking Globally, ” and most recently exploring ways to reduce the amount of solid waste produced in serving at the Morristown Community Soup Kitchen.
As the congregation is out-growing their current building they have developed and adopted a Statement of Intent Regarding Sustainable Practices, towards a MUF Policy on Sustainable Practices: “MUF’s Green Road Map.”
And that’s just a small, quick overview of the many environmental activities they’ve been engaged in since accreditation. Now, MUF has a new Action Plan with new projects that they plan to complete by July 2011 when they will apply for Re-Accreditation.
We are excited that MUF has decided to engage in the Green Sanctuary Re-Accreditation process and we look forward to hearing about their progress.