Join us as we celebrate Earth Day in our own UU way! Earth Day is an annual event begun in 1970 to bring attention to our planet’s natural resources and raise public awareness about pollution (and later, climate change). Wisconsin’s own Senator Gaylord Nelson kick-started the Earth Day concept after seeing the damage caused by an oil spill. Denis Hayes later took the movement beyond the US and helped to bring awareness worldwide.
Our 7th Principle calls upon all of us to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are an integral and active part. Earth Day/Earth Week is a perfect time for us to dive deeper into what those words mean and reflect on how we do, or don’t put them into action as individuals and as members of our Earth community.
On April 19th, we’ll enjoy a unique ‘earth conscious’ service based on the story “The Lorax” and played out for us by our own UU Youth. Just like other environmentally active youth from around the globe – Greta Thunberg, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Autumn Peltier and Mari Copeny – the youngest members of our UU Fellowship will help us find and better understand the Once-ler’s message to us all…..”Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”