UUs focus on sustainability, and other UUs in the media

UUs focus on sustainability, community

Thanks to eco-friendly practices, the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, Minn., saved more than $16,000 last year and won the EPA Energy Star Battle of the Buildings competition in the House of Worship category. (TCDaily Planet – 3.22.12)

The First Universalist Society of Franklin, Mass., is using new solar panels to meet the church’s energy needs. (Attleboro Sun Chronicle – 3.17.12)

The UU Fellowship of Central Oregon in Bend is considering building a new church that would be a model of sustainability. (KTVZ – 3.16.12)

UUs are helping to maintain community gardens on unused city lots around Jacksonville, Fla. (Florida Times-Union – 3.19.12)

‘Love bus’ shuttles couples to marriage, and more

Ten same-sex couples from Missouri took the “love bus” to Iowa recently to be legally married by the Rev. Steven Protzman of the UU Society of Iowa City (includes a short video). (KCRG – 3.16.12)

Members of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, Pa., are feeling frightened and angry after a cab driver was shot and killed outside their church during a Sunday service. (Patriot-News – 3.18.12)

The Rev. G. Jude Geiger, minister of Lifespan Religious Education at the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, N.Y., writes about religious conservatives and the battle for religious freedom in America. (Huffington Post – 3.19.12)

The high school youth group of the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Salt Lake City, Utah, wrote a letter calling for a veto of HB 363, which restricts public school sex-ed classes. (Salt Lake Tribune – 3.19.12)