Environmental Ministry

The mission of Environmental Ministry is to facilitate the healing of planet Earth and Earth's various life-support systems including (but not limited to) air, water, soil, and the interdependent web of life. Our purpose is to affirm, promote, and act in congruence with our 7th principle: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." We focus on and organize around providing information, education, and opportunities for action that will reduce the ecological footprint and CO2 emissions of First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, its members and friends, and the community around us. We advocate for environmental and climate justice and ecological sustainability.


Green Sanctuary Certification

First Unitarian's Environmental Ministry Team is working toward accreditation as a Green Sanctuary. The congregation has completed numerous projects in the areas of Worship & Celebration, Religious Education, Environmental Justice, and Sustainable Living. Read more about the Green Sanctuary Program.


We need you! Environmental Ministry does recycling, composting, gardening and other services for First Church. We also partner with diverse organizations to sponsor events, discussions and projects and to take action. Please join in. No environmental experience is necessary. Adult and youth are welcome. For more information drop by the Environmental Ministry table after services on Sunday or contact .


Environmental Ministry Planning Meetings are typically held on the first Sunday of each month at 12:45 pm in a room on the 2nd floor of the RE Building. Programs and courses are offered throughout the church year. Contact for meeting/program/course dates and times and/or to be added to the Environmental Ministry mailing list.