Climate Change Action
Chalice is deeply concerned about the environment and the devastating effects of climate change. We know the time to act is now. In December 2019 a group of us formed the Chalice Climate Action Team, (CCAT) and committed to actions in the areas of:
- Education – Community Forums can be a good option
- Advocacy – examples: we can sign postcards to fight against opening closed oil platforms in Santa Barbara; We can write letters to the editor of local newspapers.
- Witness/protest – participation in actions such as strikes, marches or other demonstrations to be determined.
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.
The Climate Action Team meets on the 4th Sunday of the month. The next meeting is Sunday, April 26 at 12:30 pm. We encourage all those concerned about Climate Change to attend a meeting of the Climate Action Team (CCAT).
Chalice also houses meetings of The Conejo Valley chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday from 9 am to 11 am. CCL started nationwide 10 years ago to lobby congress for a carbon fee and dividend program. Currently, HR 763 – the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is in the House of Representatives.
A Resolution on Climate Change was passed at the congregational meeting on February 2, 2020. This resolution came about because the Conejo Valley Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) asked for the support of Chalice as they encourage Congress to pass the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This Act will charge a fee on carbon such as coal, oil, and gas where it is extracted or imported and rebated equal share of the funds collected to each U.S. family. It will also reduce our climate-disrupting carbon pollution.
Here is the full text of the resolution: Resolution on Climate Change
UU ministers, including Reverend Nica here at Chalice, have delivered climate crisis related sermons.