Environmental Justice

Join other UUs, and others that share our values, in taking action.

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Current issues:

PLEASE – Ask your State Rep/Senator to VOTE NO to dismantling the FOREST RESERVE ACT

PLEASE – Ask your State Rep/Senator to VOTE NO to dismantling the FOREST RESERVE ACT of 1906.  
This can be a short email (or postcard at the Grannies mtg this Tuesday). The bill may likely come up for a vote this week. And please send to friends /families around the state – we need to get to all reps.  THANK YOU!

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IUUWAN Board Member, Shirley Whiteside at Capitol protest

The Iowa Capitol Rotunda was filled with the boisterous sounds of the CCI Peoples Lobby Day rally. The crowd quieted for the passionate speakers, including Shirley Whiteside, a member of the Cedar Valley UU Congregation and an IUUWAN Board member.

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Looking for Engagement with Iowa UUs–Volunteer Opportunities

We have spots on the board and on each of our task forces: Environmental Justice, LGBTQiA Justice and Racial Justice. Commitments vary–some as little as an hour or two every three months.

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We are Unitarian Universalists!

We are Unitarian Universalists, people of many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Together, we offer a guided path towards a better you and a better world. Get to know us in this short animated video.

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Project Drawdown, 100 solutions for climate stability

A Pipe Dream for Pipe Peddlers
When it comes to the role of carbon capture technology in addressing the climate crisis the science is unequivocal. Yes, at some point in the future directly removing carbon from the atmosphere will be necessary to offset the most stubborn emissions. But dramatically cutting emissions today is the only way to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Citizen’s Climate Lobby Invites You!

Please join us in Marshalltown on Saturday, July 8, for an in-person conference, “Revitalizing Citizen Climate Advocacy,” starting at 9:00 a.m. and running through 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa Valley Community College conference center.

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A New Play: Squatters on Red Earth

Squatters on Red Earth, by Mary Swanders, is a drama about a peaceful encounter in the midst of the U.S. white settler land grab. Friday June 9 (8 PM at the Amana Performing Arts Center in Amana), and Saturday June 10 (2 PM and 7 PM at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo).

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Join the Climate Justice Brainstorm

The UUA is hosting a Green Sanctuary webinar on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  This is for beginners and for those who’ve started the process and have gotten stuck.

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The Making of a Climate Action Warrior

Miriam Kashia will share her experiences as a climate activist and some adventures and lessons learned along the way. She’ll share her mottos: “Action is the antidote to despair,” and “Everything we do matters” and how they have guided her life as an activist.

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Support a Farm Bill That Works for Iowans

If you want a farm bill that supports SNAP benefits, protects the environment, communities, and water sources, provides justice for Black farmers, and ensures the health and safety of those who work the land, send this postcard to your U.S. Senators and Representative.

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