Green Team


Unitarian Universalist Climate & Clean Energy Rallies

The Next Climate & Clean Energy Rally Sunday, August 29th 12:30 to 1:30 pm

The next Climate & Clean Energy Rally will be on Sunday, 29th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm on the corner of Grandin Rd. & Brandon Ave. at the Unitarian Universalist of Roanoke. Our purpose is to remind our fellow citizens and leaders that ignoring the Climate Crisis will not make it go away. Without action it will only get worse. Please come out and take a stand. Signs will be available, or you may bring your own if they support the cause. If you aren’t vaccinated, please wear a mask.

contact your legislators to tell them you support climate and environmental protection

Find contact info on your Virginia legislators here: Va. General Assembly contacts here.
Find your US Representative here: House of Representatives here.
Find your US Senators here:  US Senate



Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle: “We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”.



if you appreciate what we do, you may make a contribution online at the Church’s main page. Thank you


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Ready to take the Plastic Free July challenge? Participants tell us that the tips and tricks in our weekly emails during July help them to keep motivated during the challenge. People also enjoy reading stories from our participants and other news from our global movement. Enter your details here to get the latest plastic-free ideas (don’t worry – we won’t spam you or pass your email address onto anyone else). Together we can make a difference and be a part of the solution. READ MORE HERE.


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Appalachina Voices: Southwest Virginians Share Solar Experiences READ MORE HERE.


The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke is a partner of the Virginia Conservation Network. Please visit the VCN webpage at: VCN web page


VISIT Roanoke Area Interfaith Stewards of the Earth HERE: Website





visit the Sustainable Roanoke website: Sustainable Roanoke website.


VISIT THE virginia chapter of the sierra club: Website


Roanoke Group of the Sierra Club. Website If you would like to join in contact Dan Crawford



Climate Inaction Isn’t the Same as Not Caring

Tangible sacrifices people are willing to make aren’t always the most impactful steps they could take.  Read full article here.


Climate change is making poison ivy stronger and itchier

Carbon dioxide and warmer soils could be supercharging everyone’s least favorite plant.

Poison ivy is a fixture of the landscape in eastern North America and parts of Asia. The noxious, rash-causing weed grows in rocky outcroppings, open fields, and at the edge of forests — it generally loves to take over disturbed areas. It can grow in partial shade and doesn’t give a damn about soil moisture as long as it’s not growing in a desert. The ivy is often identified in its plant form on the ground, but it can grow into a thick and hairy vine that curls around big trees and chokes out other native flora. No one knows why the ubiquitous plant causes an allergic reaction in human beings and some apes. It doesn’t affect any other animals that way, and researchers suspect that its allergenic defense mechanism may have evolved by accident.  Read full article here.


Has OPEC finally won the war against shale oil?

“There is an oil price that would certainly make shale deposits profitable. But that price is likely too high for the economy and consumers to bear without falling into a recession. That, it turns out, is the conundrum for the oil industry as a whole. The price band that is affordable to consumers in the long run no longer overlaps with the price band that will allow oil companies to exploit increasingly difficult-to-extract deposits”. Read full article here.


The spiritual bankruptcy of bottled water

Selling out a national resource, at 75 billion bottles every year. Read full article here


10 Years Vegan! 10 Things I Would Tell Myself Starting Out

Youtube video: Watch video here.


how marginalized communities is the south are paying the price for “green energy” in europe.

In 2009, the European Union (EU) pledged to curb greenhouse gas emissions, urging its member states to shift from fossil fuels to renewables. In its Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the EU classified biomass as a renewable energy source — on par with wind and solar power. As a result, the directive prompted state governments to incentivize energy providers to burn biomass instead of coal — and drove up demand for wood. So much so that the American South emerged as Europe’s primary source of biomass imports. Read full article here


Study Projects a Surge in Coastal Flooding, Starting in 2030s

In the mid-2030s, every U.S. coast will experience rapidly increasing high-tide floods, when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels caused by climate change.

High-tide floods – also called nuisance floods or sunny day floods – are already a familiar problem in many cities on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported a total of more than 600 such floods in 2019. Starting in the mid-2030s, however, the alignment of rising sea levels with a lunar cycle will cause coastal cities all around the U.S. to begin a decade of dramatic increases in flood numbers, according to the first study that takes into account all known oceanic and astronomical causes for floods. READ MORE HERE.










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