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:

  1. Education of our spirit, heart and mind.
  2. Advocacy to share climate concerns with decision makers.
  3. 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) usually meets on 4th Sundays. Special date for next time: Join our next meeting on Sunday, September 3rd at 12:30 pm. To learn more or sign-up to be on our email list, please contact:


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:
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 


Please consider joining us in these action opportunities:

1.    “The number one thing we can do about climate change is talk about it.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Talk to your friends and family about the climate crisis!  

2.    Subscribe to the Conejo Climate Coalition Newsletter by going to and using the sign-up form on the home page of our website. We’ll have calls to action that you can help us with!  

3.    Follow the Conejo Climate Coalition on social media! You can find our accounts here: 

4.    Electricity your life! Calculate how much money can you save with the Inflation Reduction Act: 

5.    Read ‘The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions’ by Greta Thunberg. Greta has gathered the wisdom of over one hundred experts – geophysicists, oceanographers and meteorologists; engineers, economists and mathematicians; historians, philosophers and indigenous leaders – to equip us all with the knowledge we need to combat climate disaster. Available here: 

6.    Support the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary 

7.    Sign up for The City of Thousand Oaks Sustainability Division’s e-newsletter at the bottom of this webpage: 

8.    Get involved with the Environmental Voter Project 

9.    Recycle, reduce and reuse! Cut down on your plastic use by choosing reusable containers. Encourage to minimize plastic pollution in their packaging. Sign the petition now: 

10. Try plant-based foods: Reduce the carbon footprint of your food! Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local: 

11. Write letters to the editor and speak at your local city council and planning commission meetings. A lot of climate action happens at the local level. Think globally, act locally!  


Education of our spirit, heart and mind

UU Sermons – about climate change, including our own minister, Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn


Thanksgiving Service Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn



January 2021 Sermon “All in for Climate” by Pamela Lopez
This is Not a Drill by Reverend Karen G. Johnston


Workshops and websites


Community Forums: (visit Community Forum – Chalice ( for a complete list of programs.

2020-09-25: “Public Trust: The Fight for America’s 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.

2020-05-29: “The Story of Plastic” – Panelists and Discussion


Advocacy to share climate concerns with decision makers

  • The City of Thousand Oaks 2045 General Plan (see 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)