As members of faith communities working together to protect God’s creation from the harm caused by the extraction and burning of fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources of energy, we will work for a rapid transition to a new renewable energy paradigm based principally on wind, water, and sun resources.
You may visit our new website now under construction at: www.factohio.org
Many thanks to the Church of Christ of Carrollton for hosting a great statewide FaCT Meeting April 25
Our Next Statewide Meeting: June 27, 11 AM.
at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116
RSVP to Ron Prosek, Convener: firstname.lastname@example.org
FaCT welcomes our newest affiliate:
Catholic Peace and Justice Committee of Athens, Ohio.
It’s Time to Change Everything
Just a few weeks ago, 400,000 people took to the streets, calling our leaders, our captains of industry and government, to hear the cry of the people, the demand for climate justice. More than 1500 Unitarian Universalists, nearly 1 percent of our entire membership, were on NYC streets that day. We stood alongside the Evangelicals and Pentecostals, between the Buddhists and the Quakers.
We could hear the Jews blowing their Shofars and the Pagans banging their drums and we all cheered and chanted, calling all of Earth’s people to Wake Up! We are in a climate crisis, an almost incomprehensible emergency and it’s time to wake up!
The rational that led to slavery and colonization and the deprivation of humans at various times in history is the same thought process leading to the destruction of earth. It is the framework that suggests everything is in service to the dominant class. If we fight racism, classism or sexism but don’t extend the models of oppression to Earth, we are continuing the degradation of the planet. If we work for environmental sustainability but not socially sustainable models, we are supporting the paradigm which will ultimately terminate Earth’s ability to maintain human life. The fight for justice is the fight for life in every form. The dismantling of the human power structure of dominance is the dismantling of the same structure that dominates Earth.
Moving in Congregations Acting in Hope (MICAH)
Agriculture is prominent in Cortland County New York, and the work of MICAH has protected their community’s public health, farmland, livestock, and water and air resources from the dangers of fracking.
Moving in Congregations Acting in Hope (MICAH) is a faith-based community organization based in upstate New York that gives poor and working families the tools to address the quality of their lives. MICAH trains citizens to mobilize community resources, strengthen relationships and examine the causes of concerns in their community. MICAH accomplishes its mission by addressing several issues, including environmental concerns, such as fracking.
World Council Of Churches Divests From Fossil Fuels
The Huffington Post | By Yasmine Hafiz
The Unitarian Universalist Association Joins Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
June 28, 2014
For more information, contact:
UUA’s Public Relations Director
(617) 948-4386 (office)
BOSTON–Delegates at the 2014 General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) meeting in Providence, RI, today passed a resolution calling for divestment from fossil fuel companies in the UUA Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF).
FaCT-OV – FaCT of the Ohio Valley
Our affiliate, FaCT of the Ohio Valley [FaCT-OV], serves Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties in Ohio and Brooke, Marshall, and Ohio Counties in West Virginia. FaCT-OV meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellaire, OH. For more information, please contact Pat Jacobson at: Patnjake@sprynet.com
“I have zero bills”
Updated: Friday, January 16 2015, 06:21 PM EST CAMERON, WV
Imagine never having to pay a utility bill. One man is living that dream in Cameron with a solar-powered home and farm. On Friday — “Shout out for Solar Day” — he showed his property to NEWS9’s cameras.
Richard Niehaus is saving thousands of dollars by running his entire farm on solar energy. In the last 3.5 years, he says he’s produced more than $13,000 in electric. Meanwhile, he hasn’t paid any utility companies a cent. Welcome to Big Cove Farm, operated entirely on solar energy.
“It just makes common sense if we take the sun’s energy and convert it into a form that we could use,” Neihaus said. “It makes sense. It’s more efficient to do it that way and more friendly for the environment.”
For Baseline and Follow-up testing of your water wells, be sure that you are using ONLY Ohio EPA Certified Testing Labs. Follow the Link below to a comprehensive list of certified labs:
(You should get Tier III Testing)
Statements of Conscience on Fracking and on the Environment:
Faith and Fracking [From New York State - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - VERY INSPIRING]
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OHIO VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH in Bellaire, OH