We’re sending a holiday gift package to families in Haiti. Click here to add your name to the card!
Small food gardens, often planted in tires elevated above the ground, are crucial to sustainable living in Haiti’s eco-village, located in Haiti’s Central Plateau.
That’s why we’re sending holiday gift baskets filled with organic seeds to eco-village families! To add your name to the holiday card that will accompany these baskets, visit http://www.uusc.org/homeforholidays.
We are so looking forward to the delivery of these packages, and we know that the eco-village residents are too!
More about the eco-village: Following the earthquake in Haiti, UUSC began supporting Haitian grassroots leaders in building sustainable villages, called eco-villages, in the rural Central Plateau region. The first completed village includes 10 homes built by the men, women, and children who live in them, a community center, and gardens. The eco-village has given families a chance to escape the squalor and danger of the camps in Port-au-Prince and create a better future.
Recommended by our friends at Standing on the Side of Love. To take sign the petition, visit http://www.allout.org/uganda-now
We sell Prosperity Candles in the UUSC store at https://shop.uusc.org. In fact, the Women’s Gift Set of 3 candles is our top seller this year! Watch this great video that explains the wonderful work Prosperity Candle does as it partners with women refugees. And when you’re done, hop over to the store and browse the candles!
Shop now in our new store! We sell ethically sourced gifts that you can feel good about buying. We offer fair-trade and sweatshop-free items, and net proceeds benefit our human rights work.
A new study, “A Dime a Day: the Impact of the Miller/Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal on the Price of Food,” finds that raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80/hour over the next 3 years and the tipped minimum wage from $2.13 to 70% of the regular minimum wage will have a minimal impact on food costs.
Even if the entire cost of increased wages is passed on to customers, it will only cost us on average a dime a day!
Victory in California! The human-right-to-water bill was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Here’s a photo of UUSC President Rev. Bill Schulz delivering a thank-you letter from more than 1,200 UUSC supporters to Gov. Brown’s office.
Bill (second from left) is pictured here with (from left to right): Rev. Lindi Ramsden, UULM Action Network, CA; Laurel Firestone, Community Water Center; Paola Ramos, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water; Martha Guzman Aceves, Deputy Legislative Secretary for Environment, Energy, Water and Agriculture; and Alexis Podesta, Governor’s Director of External Affairs.
Contamination of drinking water is so widespread in California that the United Nations sent an independent expert to investigate! Take action at http://www.uusc.org/moralvoiceforwater
(Cartoon by our own Patricia Jones! She is UUSC’s manager for environmental justice.)