Green Sanctuary Committee

We  educate people about our finite resources and why all of us should play a part in the stewardship of our planet’s future. 

Click for Invasive Plant Species on Long Island: Control and Alternativescourtesy of Catherine Ripley

Click for photos and names of Native Plant Alternatives for Long Islandcourtesy of UUCSR member AnneMarie Ansel

Click for a comprehensive chart of trees, shrubs, grasses, sedges, herbaceous perennials, and  ferns, courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead.

See, "Why Are Birds Important," a short video by members of the Green Sanctuary Committee.

Our mission is to help our congregation realize its stewardship of the earth by connecting its members and the community of Long Island to sustainable living. We have often co-sponsored several programs with other UUCSR Committees and environmental organizations in pursuit of this mission.

In 2009 our congregation was accredited as a Green Sanctuary by the UUA. We have surpassed their guidelines each year since and have managed to improve our premises indoors and outdoors. The Green Sanctuary Committee is aware of how important it is to save our environment.