|JCC's logo by Leah Jensen|
when she was a
CUCC 4th grader
Carbon Neutral CUCC - Might CUCC create a step-by-step plan to become carbon neutral? Join the group doing the research so we can present a proposal to the congregation. Our long term dream - not only would CUCC move toward carbon neutrality, but we would provide inspiration and practical how-tos to other congregations on the same journey.
Farm to church CSA - Our climate change work is always justice work. Might churches in Wake County form a CSA with local black farmers? This multi-congregation project is in early development so there is lots of room for your ideas and energy.
Composting at CUCC - Even during a pandemic we can compost together. Bring your compostable items to our industrial composting bin in the CUCC courtyard near the kitchen. Read the resources below to find out what you is compostable so we don't contaminate the compost used by local community gardens and farmers.
- Why we compost
- Video describing compost project (Thank you, Carson Roach-Howell, for video production.)
- Quick Guide to Sorting: Recycle? Compost? or Landfill?
Pre-weatherization - CUCC, Raleigh Friends Meeting, and NCIPL have been doing clean outs and repairs of homes in our area so that the homes can then be weatherized for free. Our preparatory work leverages federal funds to pay for professionals to insulate the home or install a new HVAC system. Most of our work is low-skill - moving boxes away from walls, emptying an attic and hauling unwanted items to the landfill. Friends are welcome.
CUCC Climate Communication Google Group - Exchange details about climate science, upcoming events for action and learning, and best practices for steps to take at home. Request an invitation at email@example.com
Cooperative recycling - bring your CFL bulbs (long and curly) and batteries to Jane Smith who makes occasional trips to the hazardous materials center for Wake County on behalf of CUCCers.
Anyone at CUCC is welcome to join the work of the Justice in a Changing Climate Steering Committee or one of the projects. Much of the steering committee's work happens by email. To be added to the conversation or for more information, contact Gary Smith.
|CUCC Solar Array Project|
Our solar array, funded by the congregation and wider-community, was installed in 2015.
|carved bowl and stand|
City of Raleigh Award
We were honored to receive the 2016 Cool Congregations Award from Interfaith Power & Light.
We are grateful to the many community partner individuals and groups who have been with us every step of the way in this work.
The awards remind us to continue to work for justice for those least able to adapt to climate change.