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, March 26th 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: email@example.com.
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 and upcoming events:
- “The number one thing we can do about climate change is talk about it.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
- Subscribe to the Conejo Climate Coalition Newsletter by going to www.conejoclimate.org and using the sign-up form on the home page of our website!
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join our Fridays For Future in-person action. We meet on Fridays from 12-1pm in front of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Bring a mask and a sign!
- Let’s make sure all oil companies play by the same rules when drilling near or through our underground water supply. Vote “YES” on Measures A and B on June 7, 2022 https://vcsafe.org/
- Read the book ‘Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science’ by Jessica Hernandez, PhD.’ Available at your local bookstore or order here: https://www.
penguinrandomhouse.com/books/ 675699/fresh-banana-leaves-by- jessica-hernandez/
- Learn about how to support the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary: https://chumashsanctuary.org/
- Sign up for The City of Thousand Oaks Sustainability Division’s e-newsletter at the bottom of this webpage: https://www.toaks.
- Get involved with the Environmental Voter Project: https://www.
- Encourage Amazon to minimize plastic pollution in their packaging. Sign the petition now: https://bit.ly/3qSKx8w
- Try plant-based foods: Reduce the carbon footprint of your food! Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local: https://ourworldindata.org/
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
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.
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 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)