Green Sanctuary Team

    of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, NY

Who We Are

As a subcommittee of the Social Responsibilities Council, GST was begun as an effort to make our church more sustainable.  Since these early efforts, our goal has become to preserve the global environment on which all life depends by working to make the Earth sustainable and by addressing climate change.

Unitarian Universalist Seventh Principle:  Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. 

JOIN US on March 24, 2024, at 11:45 AM at 405 Washington Ave, Albany for our Forum entitled, "Embrace the Sun's Generosity: Energy Users/Energy Owners."  Our speaker is Roy Morrison, a solar energy developer, Managing Partner of SunPartnersSolar, author, social theorist, and activist. His latest e-book The New Green Republic is now available on Amazon, for kindle and in paperback.

Take Action–Things You Can Do

Current Initiatives

Our Accomplishments

GST was begun in 2003 by Amy Lent and Thayer Heath as the Green Sanctuary Committee.  Albany UU was accredited in 2008 as a Green Sanctuary by the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth. See our History page for more background and a (partial) list of accomplishments, such as our 2012-13 Solar Panel Installation and our 2013-14 Anti-fracking Resolution, along with a list of forums the GST has sponsored and articles by our members.


Chuck Manning, Chair 

Barbara Spink, Recording Secretary

David Musser and Barbara Spink, Webpage Administrators

Carol Butt and Chris Bystroff, Social Justice Team Liaisons

Marty Hotvet, Religious Education Council Liaison

Chris Bystroff, Forum Coordinator