2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520                     914-271-4283

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the
Hudson Valley

Green Sanctuary Certified


After much work, including education, the integration of environmental justice questions into worship, and the introduction of ever more green policies within the congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley was granted Green Sanctuary status by the Unitarian Universalist Association  in 2010.


A Green Sanctuary is a Congregation that is officially recognized for :

  • Living out its commitment to the Earth by creating sustainable lifestyles for its members as individuals and as a faith community
  • Being committed to creating a religious community that has a fundamental, bottom-line, commitment to living in harmony with the Earth

The UUCHV Green Sanctuary Committee is responsible for helping the congregation increase in our church, our community and our private lives the practice of the Seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."


We strive for broad congregational and community participation in activities and lifestyle changes that result in our treading more lightly upon this planet, specifically in the areas of energy usage and conservation, use of raw materials, pollution, environmental injustices, the 3R's of Reuse, Repair and Recycle, and in our spending and investing. In support of this we assist in integrating an environmental focus into our religious education for all ages and into worship practices that honor our interconnectedness and Earth-centered wisdom. We will always remain open to new ideas and members and we warmly welcome anyone who wants to participate in the UUCHV Green Sanctuary  .


To learn more about the UUA and its efforts to encourage Green programs in its congregations, click here.




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