For information on the UN Declaration of Water as a Human Right go
For the complete text of the Human Right to Water Bill that UULMCA is co-sponsoring go
Sustainable Communities Strategies
Water Justice Guiding Principles
Links to Organizations
We welcome your congregations' participation in Climate and Water Justice!
Our two priorities for UU education and witness in 2012:
- Sustainable Communities – Regional Planning
- Realizing the Human Right to Water in California
Many CA congregations have responded to the climate crisis and the UUA Statement of Conscience on Global Warming/Climate Change by becoming Green Sanctuaries, raising consciousness and greening our buildings. Now we have an opportunity to engage with local planning that will impact billions of dollars and the health and structure of our communities for generations to come.
California law (SB375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act) requires that 18 regions in California adopt a Sustainable Communities Strategy: a county or region-wide transportation and land-use plan that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. You can find a map of these regions and further explanation of the law here.
UUs are joining with allies to ensure that Environmental Justice is an essential component of this planning, improving health and affordable access to transit, housing and jobs for low-income communities and communities of color in both our cities and agricultural regions.
Click here to learn more about SF Bay Area Plan – We need your help in April and May!
Impacts of Climate Crisis on California
SB375 Factsheet and Map by TransForm
Climate Plan SB 375
Contact Rev. Earl W. Koteen, UULMCA Consulting Minister for Climate Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on promoting Sustainable Communities.
Recognizing that access to safe, sufficient and affordable water for drinking and sanitation is a basic requirement for human life is the foundational belief behind the movement to realize the Human Right to Water. In 2011, 4 bills in the human right to water package in California, co-sponsored by the UULM Action Network, CA were signed into law. In 2012, we can establish the human right to water as the policy of the state of California and by passing AB685(Eng), the Human Right to Water bill to the Governor for his signature.
Learn from stories of families harmed by the lack of safe affordable drinking water here in California. Stories provided by the Community Water Center.
Read UULMCA Water Justice Guiding Principles.
Contact Rev. Lindi Ramsden, UULMCA Senior Minister and Executive Director, to get involved with UULMCA's Human Right to Water ministry. email: email@example.com, ph: 916 441-0018 x 202