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Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building


Water Conservation through Low Impact Development

Jacques Nsengiyumva, the 2015 Community Solutions Fellow ( at the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, will discuss his work in Low Impact Development water projects with the goal of incorporating this technology into the infrastructure of Rwanda on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 12:15PM at First Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall. Jacques is the Environmental Standards and Regulations Officer for the Rwanda Environment Management Authority ( in Kigali, Rwanda.

Location: Fellowship Hall (Channing-Murray Building). Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

Celebrating Nature – Photos by First UU Members

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Water Captains: Making the Texas Water Planning Process Work for Everyone

Texas Water ZonesJoin us for a presentation about Water Captains: Making the Texas Water Planning Process Work for Everyone by Rev. Sam Brannon, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy/Texas Impact

Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio – Fellowship Hall
Gill Road & Beryl Drive (corner of IH-10 West and Loop 410 East)

To get an idea of who will be attending, we are asking those who plan to attend the February 12th presentation, as well as those who cannot attend but who have an interest in this topic, to RSVP at this link:

This presentation is geared to those who live and work in Texas Water Planning Region L, which includes the following counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Comal, Dewitt, Dimmit, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, part of Hays, Karnes, Kendall, La Salle, Medina, Refugio, Uvalde, Victoria, Wilson, and Zavala.

A desired outcome of this presentation is a future workshop about the way that the water planning process works and how citizens can participate in that process. We need diverse participation if we are to have an effective voice in implementing policies about our most precious resource: water. Co-sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Team and San Antonio Interfaith Power & Light.

On the Eighth Day, a New Path for Our Imperiled Planet

On the Eighth Day, a New Path for Our Imperiled Planet

Evening Lecture by Kathleen Dean MooreKathleen Dean Moore
Thursday, February 5 from 7 pm – 9 pm; No charge but registration required.
Location: Holt Center at Trinity University (106 Oakmont Court, 78212)
Enrollment: 25 min. / 100 max.
Parking at University Presbyterian Church
Standing on the cliff edge of climate chaos, our work is to find a new path toward a radically re-imagined understanding of who we are in the world and how we ought to live. What new narratives point the way? What blocks the path? Where do we find the courage and the hope? How will we make ourselves worthy of the dreams of our descendants? Author Kathleen Dean Moore, our guest lecturer from Oregon, will offer her perspectives on climate change and why changes in society and lifestyle are so important to everyone. 

Also, Nature Writing in the Time of Storms

Morning Workshop led by Kathleen Dean Moore
Friday, February 6 from 9 am – 12 noon; $25, includes box lunch and refreshments
Location: SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church
Enrollment: 12 min. / 25 max.
Participants in the writing workshop should attend the Thursday night opening lecture, and make reservations for both the lecture and workshop in advance.
For centuries, the nature essay has celebrated the green and singing world. Now, as shifting storms threaten the deep forests and wild night cries, the nature essay stands as a witness to what we love too much to lose. What is the power of the nature essay in these times? What is the “trick” to writing a good essay?  What is the key to the pleasure of reading it? What can the osprey, hunting over water, teach us about what it means to watch and to wonder? This is a workshop for writers of all levels of experience.

Kathleen Dean Moore is an essayist, philosopher, and environmental advocate. She is Distinguished Professor of Environmental Philosophy Emerita at Oregon State
University, and the author or co-editor of award-winning books including her most recent, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. This volume, published by Trinity University Press, gathers testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our responsibility to protect the future from catastrophic climate change. Moore is founder and Senior Fellow of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon. For more, visit .
This event is made possible in cooperation with the following co-sponsors:
Whole Earth Provision Co., San Antonio River Authority, Darby Riley Law Firm, peaceCenter of San Antonio, San Antonio Interfaith Power and Light, Headwaters Coalition-Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, Bexar Audubon Society, and Mobi Warren of 


Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building