Category: Social Justice Blog

CAT, Carbon Neutral, 10/17/23

Updated 11/1 & 11/9

“The climate crisis is both the easiest and the hardest issue we have ever faced. The easiest because we know what we must do. We must stop the emissions of greenhouse gases. The hardest because our current economics are still totally dependent … read more.

CAT, Carbon Neutral, 8/22/23

Date/time/location: August 22, 2023, 10:30 AM, BUUF North Wing

Attending: John O’Connor, Eileen Geddings, Claudia, Jim


June meeting notes

BUUF Carbon Footprint Reductions

building: 30.77 mt/yr CO2e, target 14.97 mt/yr of CO2e

looks like the all electric heat pump option will work

grounds: estimated sequestering: 8.5 mt/yr  of CO2e

fall effort … read more.

CAT, Carbon Neutral, 5/16/23

Date/Time/Place: 5/16/23, 1 pm, North wing of BUUF

Attending: Jim Bigelow, John O’Connor, Amy Taivalkoski, Cathy Sandstrom, Carol Ogburn, Claudia Fernsworth, Nancy Sopwith


April Meeting, 4/16/23 Notes


can we have sticker for our name tag?

on the BUUF website’s front page

on a Pin/ribbon for BUUF nametags

Carbon Footprints Reductions

See … read more.

Social Justice Council, 5/3/23

Time/Date/Connection: 6:30 pm, 5/3/23, by zoom

Attending: Jim Bigelow, Mark Bussolini, Eric Cullen (, Linda Secretan,


April meeting notes

Plate Partners


June – The Community Center  – Ahley Newman

July – PIFF

August – Brown Like Me – Racial Justice Ministry


Results of the vote

# votes, name of nominee, # times … read more.

RIM mtg minutes 4/26/2023

Attending:  Betty Van Gheluwe, Dianne Morton, Valez Bird, Cathy Sandstrom

Items discussed:

Bare Roots Collective.  Sue, Betty, Diana and I attended a zoom meeting with Rebecca Strong, co-founder of this new organization working to support marginalized young adults aged 18-25 transition successfully into adulthood.  The first cohort, … read more.

Social Justice Council, 4/12/23

Time/Date/Connection: 6:30 pm, 4/12/23, by zoom

Attending: Mark Bussolini, Cathy Sandstrom. Linda Secretan, Reverend Sara, Jim Bigelow


Plate Partner

2022 – 2023

May –  Meszko Scholarship

June – The Community Center  – Ahley Newman

July – PIFF

August – Brown Like Me – Racial Justice Ministry

2023 – 2024


Corpus Christi House Breakfast

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