Chalice Climate Action Team
Chalice is deeply concerned about the environment and the devastating effects of climate change. The time to act is now. The Chalice Climate Action Team, (CCAT) is committed to connecting with others for actions in the following areas:
- Education of our spirit, heart and mind.
- Advocacy to share climate concerns with decision makers.
- Witness/protest with others in strikes, marches and demonstrations.
Our Mission Statement is: Respecting the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, the Chalice Climate Action Team educates ourselves and connects with others to advocate for a just and sustainable future for life on Earth.
Our Chalice Climate Action Team (CCAT) meets on 4th Sundays. Join our next meeting on Sunday, May 23rd at 12:30 pm. To learn more or sign-up to be on our email list, please contact: CCATContact@ChaliceUU.org.
Chalice has housed meetings of the Conejo Valley chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday from 9 am to 11 am. CCL is a national group that lobbies Congress for carbon fee and dividend legislation. To join this campaign contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Resolution on Climate Change was passed at the Chalice congregational meeting on February 2, 2020 in cooperation with the local CCL chapter and in support of legislative actions to reduce our nation’s carbon emissions.
Here is the full text of the resolution: Resolution on Climate Change
Education of our spirit, heart and mind
UU Sermons – about climate change, including our own minister, Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Workshops and websites
- Spring UU@UNO Workshops – All in for Climate – intergenerational conferences
- “Drawdown” online course through Pachamama at landing.pachamama.org
- UU Ministry for the Earth, https://www.uumfe.org
- Interfaith Power & Light www.interfaithpowerandlight.org
Community Forums: (visit Community Forum – Chalice (chaliceuu.org) for a complete list of programs.
2020-09-25: “Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands” – Panel Discussion: https://www.chaliceuu.org/events/public-trust-the-fight-for-americas-public-lands-panel-discussion/
2020-08-29: “Let’s Get Cooking for Change!” – with Florencia Ramirez, author of “Eat Less Water” – a family-oriented program.
Advocacy to share climate concerns with decision makers
- The City of Thousand Oaks 2045 General Plan (see www.Toaks2045.org). Engage in city meetings, communicate with T.O. Council Members as the plan is developed. Approval is expected by the end of 2021.
- City of Thousand Oaks Climate and Environment Action Plan (CEAP). Several CCAT members are serving on a Stakeholders group formed by the T.O. Sustainability Division to help develop this plan proposed for the T.O. City Council along with the General Plan.
- Ventura County 2040 General Plan – We worked with other groups to include climate change mitigation as the Ventura County Board of Supervisors prepared the V.C. 2040 General Plan, approved September 2020. Oil companies have since launched a proposition to challenge new regulations, including one requiring greater distance between oil wells and domestic areas. New regulations are on hold until voters approve/deny the proposition to exempt oil companies from new regulations in the next election.
- Single Use Plastic Resolution for City of Thousand Oaks – One CCAT member served on the Stakeholders group that proposed this resolution to the T.O. City Council. Others advocated. The measure was passed unanimously by the T.O. Council on October 13, 2020.
Witness/protest with others in strikes, marches or demonstrations
Part of Westlake Blvd/Thousand Oaks Blvd. Climate Strike (September 2019 before Covid)