Environmental Justice Action Team

The Environmental Justice Action Team was established to sustain an understanding of the vital importance of a healthy environment, within our Fellowship community and larger community.
Some of our activities include:

  • collaborating on projects with like-minded organizations;
  • educating and guiding the congregation on green operations for the Fellowship and home;
  • hosting educational discussions on powerful environmental films.

Some of our successes includes:

  • starting the Climate Change Coalition of Door County;
  • selling Fair Trade products;
  • partaking in clean-up days (highway, invasive species, beaches.);
  • guidance in resurfacing our parking lot with less toxic material.

Join us! We need your help in intensifying the efforts to mitigate climate change. We believe climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and to contact us with any community collaborations. For more information contact the Environmental Justice Action Team leader: Meg Ziegelmann, justice@uufdc.org .

Links and Resources

Links to organizational partners & helpful resources:

Climate Change Coalition of Door County
https://climatechangedoorcounty.com
We are proud that the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, started as an environmental group of the Fellowship. As the group gained enormous at-large community support, it is now a strong, independently run organization.

Celebrate Water
http://celebratewaterdoorcounty.org

UU Service Committee - Environmental Justice & Climate Action
https://www.uusc.org/initiatives/climate-forced-displacement

Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin
https://www.cleanwateractioncouncil.org
The Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin is a non-profit organized to promote a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment in northeast Wisconsin, to educate and inform members and the public on environmental issues, and to take action on behalf of members and the public to protect the environment and human health.

Yale Climate Connections
https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org
Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change. It “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, the creative arts, religious and moral values, among other themes.

Project Drawdown – Climate Change Solutions
https://www.drawdown.org/solutions
The list is comprised primarily of “no regrets” solutions—actions that make sense to take regardless of their climate impact since they have intrinsic benefits to communities and economies.

Door County Land Trust
http://www.doorcountylandtrust.org

Nature Conservancy – Door Peninsula Protection Area
https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/priority-area-the-door-peninsula/

The PBS Newshour – The Plastic Problem
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/the-plastic-problem

Clean Water Action Council Winter 2018-2019 Newsletter – We Are Drowning in Plastic
https://www.cleanwateractioncouncil.org/newsletter/archives/2019/2018_2019_winter.pdf

Door County Environmental Conference
http://www.dcec-wi.org
Fostering the preservation of Door County’s natural resources. Projects include invasive species control, Dark Sky preservation, Clean Water Future and the elimination of the use of coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat.