UU Ministry for Earth’s usual e-Newsletter is on hiatus until later this summer, while Board and staff members take brief respites and then return to the work planning for the year ahead. We do have a few news items that are time-sensitive for your consideration.
UUMFE IS HIRING!!
Help us spread the word.
Now accepting applications through June 21st: Co-Director, Fundraising and Communications.
Our newly created three-quarters time, REMOTE senior staff position is part of our investment in staffing and our move to a shared leadership structure.
Our ideal candidates share your passion for environmental and climate justice and have non-profit management experience.
Who do you know who can:
Help grow UUMFE’s robust programming, deepen our impact, and ensure our sustainability?
Thrive in a collaborative workplace?
While our news stream may be limited, we know the work of creating environmental and climate justice continues unabated. We encourage you to stay engaged in meaningful actions in your communities, keeping up the pressure, building momentum, ensuring impact over the long haul.
HELP SUPPORT THE LINE 3 RESISTANCE CAMPAIGN IN MINNESOTA:
Indigenous peoples and allies are defending territorial rights and the rights of nature to flourish amidst threats posed by the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline.
Unitarian Universalists, including UU Young Adults for Climate Justice, UU Justice Arizona, and UU College of Social Justice staff, are planning for on-the-ground action and remote support in solidarity with Water Protectors on the LIne 3 frontlines, July 26-August 1.
Keep informed by following stopline3.org, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, the Indigenous Environmental Network and Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth.
You can add your voice to defund Line 3! It’s not too late!
Sign on to UUSC’s letter telling Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline. It just takes a minute!
Then, check out other actions to take with Stop the Money Pipeline, one of UUMFE’s partners. On July 22nd, Enbridge’s three major bank loans, worth nearly $5 billion, are due for renewal. Megabanks like Wells Fargo, Chase and Citibank have a big decision ahead of them: walk away from Enbridge or renew their loans and keep funding Line 3. Use your activist power to help get investments out of pipelines and into just solutions!!
GROW YOUR SKILLS -- ATTEND A WORKSHOP:
Learn with the Climate Activist Toolkit - Summer Workshop Series
Wednesdays, July 28, August 11, August 25
3-4:30 PM PT / 4-5:30 MT / 5-6:30 CT / 6-7:30 ET
This series, offered by UUMFE partner organization Elders Climate Action, will cover a range of topics including Tools for Meeting with Elected Officials, The Power of Personal Stories, and Communicating for Climate Action --- providing helpful skills, tools and strategies relevant to climate advocates working at local, state, and federal levels.
FOCUS YOUR LEARNING and ACTIONS on ATMOSPHERIC DRAWDOWN:
EXTENDED! The UU Drawdown 2021 Initiative continues through December 2021.
The UU Drawdown team is currently #2 of all participating organizations in this EcoChallenge, earning 71,000 points to date, and bring us 6500 ACTIONS closer to the point of atmospheric Drawdown!
JOIN 277 UUs and friends applying science-based Drawdown solutions & getting measurable results.
Learn more about Solutions like Decarbonized Cement to include in the Jobs and Infrastructure Bill (See UU Drawdown Action Presentations)
Support Stop Line 3, preventing 760,000 barrels per day of Canadian Tar Sands oil from desecrating Indigenous treaty lands at the Mississippi headwaters.
Watch the GA On Demand Workshop # 621, Drawing Communities Together, highlighting UU Drawdown efforts.
As always, UUMFE appreciates your commitment to the work we do together, and the generous outpouring of financial support this spring.
Give to UUMFE at any time throughout the year to help sustain our ministry!
In faith and solidarity,
Rev. Cindy Davidson,
UUMFE Board Chair