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Environment Action Team (EAT)

Love is our Doctrine. Service is our prayer. Justice is our calling.

The effects of climate change spread far and wide.  Guided by the Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle, EAT members are dedicated to making positive changes for the betterment of our planet and ourselves.

The purpose of the Environmental Action Team is to provide opportunities that:

  • Increase our knowledge of environmental issues 
  • Call us to action to benefit the earth and all living things that call it home

EAT meets monthly and all are welcome to attend.  Meeting announcements are posted in VUU’s Happenings.  If you have a particular interest in an issue not noted below, you are welcome to contact us to explore launching the conversation. Ad hoc committees are formed to address short- and long-term issues and are initiated by staff and members.
Contact: Sandy Whitley [email protected]

Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL)

CCL provides an opportunity to connect with a national organization whose goal is legislation that imposes a fee on fossil fuels as a powerful solution to climate change.
Contact: Sandy Whitley [email protected]

Food for Life and the Planet (FLP)

Our environment is directly affected by our food choices. FLP seeks to better understand the impact of those choices and identify alternatives that leave a lighter “foodprint.” By recognizing the consequences of our food choices, we can begin to build a platform to promote a more compassionate, healthy and sustainable approach to eating.
Contact: Denise McLeod [email protected]

Green Sanctuary Garden

The VUU Green Sanctuary Garden provides a place of peace and respectful social interaction for all to enjoy the natural world, to learn about and practice gardening, and to promote nutrition and healthy eating habits for adults and children.
Contact: Denise McLeod [email protected]

May 2, 2021
  • Environmental Action Team - Vive la Verde documentary
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


    The Environmental Action Team presents Gary Beverly and his film, " Vive La Verde, the Importance of Preserving the Verde River" showing following the May, 2, 2021 service. Virtually via Zoom with the assistance of our VUU Blake Hyman. We invite you to ZOOM in on this colorful, informative, documentary presentation on our remaining, important Verde River.

    "Viva la Verde!" unveils the value of and the threats to Northern Arizona's upper Verde River, a little-known and under-appreciated river supporting some of the best surviving riparian habitat in the Southwest. The 58-minute video, produced by Hugh Denno and Gary Beverly, tells the story of the history, ecology, geology, and hydrology of the river using animations and interviews with scientists and river activists. The film features outstanding photography and video footage collected during five years of exploring the river. "Viva la Verde!" concludes by demonstrating how individual citizens can help preserve this unique and wonderful river, the only surviving living perennial river in Arizona.

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    Meeting ID: 931 9688 3643
    Passcode: Verde
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