On May 22, 2022, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh unanimously voted to pass an Environmental Justice Initiative that reads: “The congregation of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh voted to commit to a year-long, church-wide focus on Environmental Justice, in order to take appropriate actions to address the issue.”

To this end, the Environmental Justice Action Team is pleased to offer more information on our Environmental Justice Initiative in a comprehensive written plan.  As we turn our shared hope for a better world into tangible action.  Based on congregant input, the plan identifies improving air and water quality, reclaiming blighted land, and providing green spaces as our top priorities.

For each Environmental Justice priority, we envision 3 types of action — public advocacy, changing our own behaviors, and forming direct action partnerships with organizations such as Valley Clean Air Now and Black Urban Growers of Pittsburgh.

Please read the plan for more details and stay tuned for more information on upcoming events.  Ultimately what we do is up to you!

Questions? Looking to get involved? Have an environmental justice idea you’d like us to assist with? Please email us at: eji@first-unitarian-pgh.org .

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