First Parish is certified by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Green Sanctuary.
The Green Sanctuary Committee is charged with informing members about environmental issues and helping to transform individual lives and the church’s building and programs so that we can all reduce our carbon footprint and avert greater environmental desecration. The Green Sanctuary Committee sponsors a variety of activities including educational events, movie nights, and more.
Green Sanctuary Blog
Opt Up: Watertown Electricity Choice
With encouragement from The Green Sanctuary Committee, First Parish Watertown and the First Parish parsonage recently joined households and businesses in Watertown in opting up to 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy for their electricity. In the fall of 2019...
Green Sanctuary Survey
The Green Sanctuary Committee would like your input on the role of their Committee in the life of First Parish, and the importance of environment issues in your life. Please fill out their survey at this link. Thank you.
Replacing Our Home Appliances; A Personal Journey
Personal experience researching and purchasing home appliances with a focus on energy efficiency.
On Bottled Water
The global marketing and consumption of bottled water has quadrupled since 1990. Many major corporations have profited from the bottled water industry at the expense of the environment, human health and municipal water supplies. Coca-Cola owns Desani, Pepsi owns...
Looking to make a change in your lifestyle? Check out these tools:
Life Cycle Analysis Data & Calculator
Consumer Enviro Metric Tracking + Incentive Sites
Investment Portfolio Enviro Tracking
Consumer Spending Tracking Sites & Programs
Green Film Library
The following films are available to members through the church office.
- Crude: The Real Price of Oil
- Earth Days
- Food, Inc.
- Keeping the Earth – Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment
- Killowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-energize America
- The Great Warming