Being a Green Sanctuary is one of the ways we work toward a vision of healthier, more sustainable future.

As a recognized Green Sanctuary since 2009, we live with a deep awareness of our climate crisis and the deep environmental injustices of our time. We commit to four practices, grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles:

  • Environmental Justice: We partner with marginalized communities who are hit first and hardest by environmental crisis.  In partnering with these communities we are able to address human and environmental needs at the same time.
  • Worship and Celebration: As we work together towards a cleaner, more just and sustainable world, worship inspires our work and reminds us of what is most sacred and most true.
  • Religious Education: Our workshops and programs for all ages shape attitudes and build practices that are sustainable and spiritually-grounded.
  • Sustainable Living: We treat the world more gently by using fewer resources and being mindful of the choices we make, both as a congregation and as households.

BUUF is equipped with boxes to recycle. Please use them and continue to recycle at home as well.

Environmentally friendly, non-toxic kitchen supplies have been purchased. Please use these and do not bring in others. If these supplies are low, please contact Wanda Jennings, 362-7563 or For copying please consider using both sides of the paper, using smaller margins, and reusing paper. Thanks for all you are doing to help our environment!

We invite all who share these values to join us on this journey of connection, sustainability, and hope.