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For UU Gainesville’s list of events: http://uufg.org/events/upcoming-events.htmlInterfaith Climate GroupGainesville June 2016
Hands across the Land is coming to your Beach or City
May 21 at noon
Hands Across the Sand / Land, founded in 2010, has grown into an international movement. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and to stand against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.
The world’s climate is changing due to the use of dirty fuels. Lets come together in solidarity and say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.
Find an event that is already happening in your location. If you do not see an event you can attend, host one yourself. Fill out the form on the website soon as there are two steps and a waiting period to have it approved. Its easy and the organizers provide all you need to make it successful! If you missed this year, be ready for next year!! UU congregations: Find the sponsor and plan together for the event.
Sites as of May 15, 2016 Go to Hands Across the Sand website for directions and info
New Smyrna Beach
Cocoa Beach, Lori Wilson Beach
Daytona Beach, Hartford Beach Approach
Englewood, Englewood Beach Park, Manasota Key
Fernandina Beach, Main Beach Fernandina Beach Florida
Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale Beach*
Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County 18th Ave Park, Indian Rocks Beach
Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250, Jacksonville Beach End Of Beach Blvd*
Lake Worth, Lake Worth Fl
Lauderdale By The Sea, Lauderdale By The Sea, North Of Pier Surfrider Broward Chapter Offshore Seismic Testing / Lauderdale by the Sea
Miami Beach, On The Sand – 501 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach | Fl 33139
Ochopee, 11 Mile Road, Entrance To Raccoon Point Oil Field, Big Cypress National Preserve
Pensacola Beach, Casino Beach, 41 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32526
Riviera Beach, Singer Island Beach
Santa Rosa Beach, Ed Walline Public Beach Access, Offshore Drilling
Santa Rosa Beach, Ed Walline Public Beach Access
Tallahassee, Florida Capitol- Waller Park (dolphin Statue)
Tarpon Springs, Fred Howard Park*
Treasure Island, Bilmar Beach Resort
Vero Beach, Tracking Station Park, Vero Beach
*Unitarian Universalist congregations reporting involvement as of May 5, 2016
UU Church of Tarpon Springs announces:
At the May 21st event, the Tarpon Springs UU “Hands Across the Sands” event will begin an involvement in a Florida Unitarian Universalist initiative to support the building of resilient communities. The UU Tarpon Springs Climate Leader, Gerald Goen will be announced, and involvement with Jan Booher’s grant initiative will begin. Information about hurricane preparedness, sea level rise, fracking, and year-round and long term neighborhood preparedness will be offered at the Tarpon Springs event.
Learn about the Tarpon Springs initiative: http://www.uutarpon.org/uu_calendar.html
April 23, 2016
In Boca Raton
Florida Earth Festival 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
University Woodlands Park, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Florida Earth Festival’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Fair, April 23rd. We’re doing it again! Get ready for Green products, Urban gardening, Electric cars, Crafts, Biodegradable supplies, Workshops and more.
UU Fellowship of Boca Raton: http://www.uufbr.org/
A month of Earth Day events at UU Fellowship of Gainesville
From World Water Day to Earth Day (March 22 to April 22), Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience take action to build resistance to climate change and add our moral voices to the movement for climate justice. Organized by Commit2Respond, the Unitarian Universalist climate justice coalition, individuals, families, groups, and congregations engage to learn together, and take action to shift to a low carbon future, advance the human rights of frontline communities, and grow the climate justice movement. You may learn more at http://www.uua.org/environment/climate/climate-justice-month
PACHAMAMA SYMPOSIUM ~ Sunday, April 24, 2-5pm Free and open to the Public
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream: A Pachamama Symposium. Climate change, social justice, leadership, action, inspiration. This is a transformative social justice workshop that explores the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the role people can play in creating a new future. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve your spot by email to Pachamama@uufg.org.
SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMMING ~ APRIL 2016
Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Action
“The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity.” ~Al Gore
This five-part series begins Sunday, April 3 and has three objectives:
- To explore ethical questions connected to climate change, and to address them within the context of the spiritual teachings of the world’s religions.
- To practically apply spiritual teachings in our everyday personal lives which will benefit the environment and future generations.
- To carry out an action project.
- Sunday, April 3, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
Watch the video “Home” together, or if you prefer you may watch it at home instead, at http://www.youtube.com/homeproject#p/a/f/0/jqxENMKaeCU
- Sunday, April 10, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
Impacts of Climate Change. We will discuss the film “Home.”
III. Sunday, April 17, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions – the Individual. Spirituality as opposed to materialism. Impact of individual actions.
- Sunday, April 24, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
The Role of Society. Aspects of justice. Poverty and climate change. Decide on individual or group
community service project.
- Sunday, May 1, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
A Challenge to All of Us. The role of religious communities. What is progress? Reports on action projects.
Central Florida Earth Day 10 am – 6 p.m.
Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St. Orlando, FL
SPEAKERS + presentations + ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMANE EDUCATION + Earth Kids Zone + ARTIST CORNER + Artist Corner + LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT 250+ Eco-friendly vendors
Website for activities and presentations: http://www.CFEARTHDAY.ORG
First Unitarian Church of Orlando table at Festival at www.orlandouu.org/
University UU Fellowship of Orlando at http://www.universityuus.org/
April 17th – Chris Castro “Orlando’s Journey To Be One Of The Most Sustainable Cities in America” Over the next two decades, the City of Orlando is aiming to be one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in the country, with a strong focus on growing the economy, environmental protection, and enhancing quality of life for all residents. Chris Castro, Senior Advisor and Sustainability Program Manager for Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando ‘Green Works’ initiative, speaks.
EARTH DAY and Ecology Fair on April 23, 2016 at Jacksonville Landing 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fun-filled day for the whole family. FREE local festival to learn about conservation, reducing energy and water use, preventing pollution and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Earth Day and Ecology Fair website: https://www.earthdayjax.com/
UU Church of Jacksonville at http://www.uucj.org
Buckman Bridge of Orange Park at http://www.bbuuc.org/
Appreciating the Earth April Sundays:
Why I am a Humanist,Why I am a Religious Naturalist,Green day every day-Overcoming Inertia, Just be in Awe
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa –uutampa.org/
EcoFest on April 23, 2016 at Lowry Park at 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
April 16, 2016
at UU Fellowship of Charlotte County at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte
Why do we need an Earth Day?
The movement encourages education and invigorates individuals to take action to protect our planet. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, incorporating more than a billion people per year. Locally, celebrate with us at our annual Earth Day celebration with family-friendly games, environmental activities and lunch!
Who: For the young and young-at-heart who care about protecting our environment!
Fee: This is a free community event open to KCB members and non-members.
See http://www.uufcc.org/ regarding UU Fellowship of Charlotte County
It is also a great time to pledge your support to protect Charlotte County’s environment by Adopting-A-Road, or registering your family and friends for our annual Great American Cleanup, and Coastal Cleanup.
Affiliated with Keep Charlotte Beautiful Keep America Beautiful Affiliate
2016 Holton Eco-Preserve Bill Brewer Family Gardens Conference Series
Gardening with Natives for
Birds, Bees, Bats, and Butterflies
Saturday, January 23, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UU Church of Fort Myers
13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers 33912
Featured Speakers: Charles Sobczak and Rachel Singletary, Joy Hazell
Exhibitors and break-out activities relating to Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Pre-register at http://familygardens.eventbrite.com
$15.00 per person-$20 per family (3 or more members)
Inquiries to Peg at email@example.com
Offered in collaboration with University of Florida IFAS Extension.
The Holton Eco Preserve Bill Brewer Family Gardens is a Community Service Project of the UU Church of Fort Myers
More information here: Holton Eco-Preserve
More information about Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers: www.uucfm.org/</
View a flier for this event: http://uugardens.org/images/conferenceflyer.jpg