Welcome to the web pages for the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Akron’s Stewardship of the Earth endeavors! This page is just starting, but we will add links and notifications over time. The two below links are to our updated blog posts and to the 80 ideas for how to stop global climate change, taken from the book Drawdown. The latter will be updated regularly with ideas for how to best combat global warming.
Blog Posts – updates posted by the Stewardship of the Earth Communications Committee
Drawdown links – 80 ways to actively reduce global warming
Here is the link to the recent IPCC report on global warming (scary read) – Oct 12, 2018
New York Magazine article on the IPCC report (for the shorter, yet still very scary read) – Oct 10, 2018
YOU can have renewable electricity! If you would like to choose an electric supplier that only uses 100% renewable energy, please go to the Apples-to-Apples web site and choose your supplier through Ohio Edison. Once you are there, under the burgundy “search” zone at the left find the filter for “Renewable Content” and select “76-100%”, then click on “filter results”. All of the choices currently listed with this filter are 100% renewable. Then choose the rate and term length that makes sense for you and click the red “sign up” text for that company. Then let the Stewardship of the Earth group know you’ve made the switch so we can measure our progress as a congregation. It’s that easy to make a big difference in your carbon footprint and support the development of renewable energy.
Solar Panels for UUCA! We are working on getting solar panels to generate electricity from the sunshine already falling on our roof, offsetting 13 metric tons of CO2 per year. Learn more about the system we are proposing here: Solar for UUCA