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Green Page

This page documents the efforts of Prairie's Green Committee in the Green Sanctuary accreditation process and related ongoing efforts to make Prairie a more green congregation.

Wisconsin DNR
Air Quality Watches & Advisories

The Green Sanctuary Program of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth is described here.

Green Committee Charter

Green Sanctuary parish meeting resolution Nov. 2008

Application for Green Sanctuary Candidacy (PDF)

UUA candidacy approval (PDF)

Committee meeting minutes:
Sept. 28, 2008
Oct. 14, 2008
Oct. 29, 2008
Nov. 12, 2008
Dec. 10, 2008
Jan. 7, 2009
Jan. 21, 2009
Feb. 18, 2009
April 1, 2009

Audio recordings:
Interview of John & Mary Frantz on their solar house and rain barrel gardening (21 min.), July 10, 2011
Interview of Judy Skog and Barbara Park on their solar collectors, rain barrel gardening, etc. (32 min.), August 7, 2011

How to Get Carbon-Free in 10 Years by Brooke Jarvis and Doug Pibel, YES! Magazine, spring 2008

Food for Everyone - more than 20 articles, YES! Magazine, spring 2009

Overview of the Ware Lecture by Van Jones, GA 2008

Ware Lecture video Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems by Van Jones, Harper Collins, Oct. 2008
Ethical Eating: Food & Environmental Justice Study Guide, UU Congregational Study/Action Issue, 2008

Web sites:
Cool Congregations
EPA's ENERGY STAR for Congregations
Menu for the Future course description
MG&E Login page where Madison residents can graph and download their energy use data
Prairie Social Action Committee Green Links page
Web of Creation (ecumenical site maintained by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago), with Green Congregation Program Complete Guide and Manuals