Green Sanctuary

The Green Sanctuary Committee has drafted an Environmental Stewardship Policy. We welcome your comments. 


UUCH is certified as a UU Green Sanctuary. To become certified, we had to complete projects in four areas: Environmental Justice, Sustainable Living, Religious Education, and Worship. Please remember that new members of the Committee are welcome at any time.


Environmental Justice:

Hunger Roundtable: fresh produce collected at the Farmer’s Market is distributed to Haverhill food pantries. Donations are welcome from anyone who has a garden or a farm CSA share. Any type or amount of fresh fruits or vegetables may be dropped at the Winter Farmers Market, which our committee is hosting at UUCH this winter!



Sustainable Living:


Winter Farmer’s Market: hosted in the Murray Room 9-noon on Saturdays in November and December.


Veggie Café & CSA event on Earth Day: eat local and support your farmers.

Fair-Trade coffee: your dollar donation at coffee hour helps us to help coffee farmers in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ceramic coffee cups and very limited use of paper products at coffee hour help to save trees and oil.

Recycle bins in offices, classrooms, and the kitchen. Use them at coffee hour please!


Religious Education:

 Veggie Café: on Earth Day help kids learn about food choices, and fresh, local food.





Annual Earth Day: service from the pulpit, in which we celebrate the glory of Creation, and call for its protection.