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A short story: CUCC's research spreads coast to coast

You never know when you'll have a chance to spread our climate change justice ideas farther than we dreamed!

I am part of a nationwide group of churches that gets together twice a month to exchange ideas about how to use Zoom effectively for worship and other church events.  Most of the churches are in California, but there are some in the midwest, east coast and even one person who zooms from Paris!  Today discussion turned to Zoom vs in-person small group meetings - pros and cons and how-tos.  I chimed in that our carbon neutral group  calculated that a small group meeting on Zoom produces 2% of the greenhouse gasses of an in-person meeting.  Exclamations of "why didn't we think of that?" followed.  One of the participants from California with an active church climate change group said that he would be sharing the idea of encouraging some virtual meetings long after COVID as a way to be climate friendly. 

The little steps we take at CUCC - even the research we do - has ripple effects far greater than we realize.

Thanks for being a congregation that loves to ask questions, to respect the science and math, to try new things to see what works for us, and to listen for what God is calling us to do.

- submitted by Jane Smith, a member of CUCC's Justice in a Changing Climate Task Force