UU@UN: Engage with Food Equity & Sustainability

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Even if you aren’t able to participate in this weekend’s Intergenerational Spring Seminar, there are plenty of ways to engage with the theme and we hope you’ll take advantage of actions to be “All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability.”

Seminar Theme Panel Live Stream
Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Check out the UUA Office at the UN’s Facebook page this Saturday at 5:30pm Eastern for a live stream of the Seminar Theme Panel.

“Ensure Food Security in a World of Changing Climate”
This panel conversation will include experts and activists from the United Nations and affiliated organizations with specialized knowledge of global food security, forest preservation, adaptation and mitigation to climate change, and intergenerational youth-focused engagement. This program is a highlight that most connects the Spring Seminar with the work of the United Nations.

Presenters:

  • Steve Chiu (Moderator): Representative, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
  • Hawa Diallo: Chief, Civil Society Unit, United Nations Department of Global Communications
  • Charles McNeill: Senior Advisor, Forests and Climate, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Aly Tharp: Program Director, Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
  • Caroline Wimberly: Senior Campaign Manager, 50by40 / Food and Climate Alliance

 

 

Climate & Food Justice: Action Opportunities Now!

 

 

Join Create Climate Justice
Ongoing network!
You are invited to join the “All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity & Sustainability” Group in the Create Climate Justice network (CCJnet). This will be an ongoing way to stay in touch with people who are passionate about climate and food justice. It’s a place to find out about and share resources and opportunities for action.

 

 

UU Project Drawdown 2021
March 30 – June 15, 2021
UUs are collectively lowering carbon footprints through a variety of advocacy and engagement that aligns with UU programs and strategies to Create Climate Justice and Project Drawdown / Drawdown Review. It’s game on, not game over! You can already earn UU DD 2021 team credit for participating in programs like the Intergenerational Spring Seminar.

 

 

Spring for Change: A Season of Sacred Activism
March 20 – May 23, 2021
Offered by UU Ministry for Earth, Spring for Change: A Season of Sacred Activism 2021 centers on the theme “Pathways to Healing and Regeneration.” Anchored by World Water Day March 22, Earth Day April 22, and International Day for Biodiversity May 22, this season is an invitation to the Unitarian Universalist faith community to explore the theme on a faith journey and sacred practice of learning, reflection, practice, and action. This year’s programs are designed for individuals, families, and entire faith communities to engage in together.

 

 

Climate & Food Justice: Opportunities to come…

 

 

Food Equity & Sustainability Year of Action Toolkit

Coming soon!

The Planning Committee for the 2021 Intergenerational Seminar is creating a Year of Action Toolkit to empower individuals, congregations, and communities to engage in yearlong activities toward food equity and sustainability. Keep an eye out for this toolkit on our website and in the CCJnet “Food Equity and Sustainability” Group. 

 

United Nations Sunday

Recommended date: October 24, 2021

The UUA Office at the United Nations invites all congregations to host a worship service each year dedicated to talking about the United Nations and the UU@UN. The annual UN Sunday theme echoes that of the Spring Seminar, so 2021 UN Sunday focus will be All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability. The recommended date for UN Sunday 2021 is October 24: the 76th anniversary of United Nations Day! A collection of thematic and worship-planning resources will be available in June. For a glimpse of what to expect, click below to check out last year’s UN Sunday resource collection. 

This work is made possible by the generosity of member congregations and individual donors.

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