Environmental and Climate Justice

Our environmental justice activities support the Seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

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Local Regenerative Farms

Here are some local regenerative (* several suggestions) farms – the others are likely to be organic at least.  There are definitely more in NH, but these are close to Peterborough.

This list will be edited, as we learn more.

What makes a farm regenerative?  Certainly constant regeneration of the land, using methods that include all of the following.

  • No tilling
  • Use of cover crops (no land is ever bare)
  • Organic seeds and methods
  • Crop rotation/diversity
  • Having animals as part of the farming loop

Ten Talents at La Bergerie Dumas  Greenfield     420 Slip Rd.  03047

Farwell Farm                                      Harrisville            97 Macveagh Rd  03450

Stonewall Farm *  1                         Keene                   242 Chesterfield Rd.  03431

Archway Farm                                   Keene                   183 Arch St  03431

Wilsom Farms of NH Inc                Litchfield              144 Charles Bancroft Parkway 03052

Paradise Farm                                  Lyndeborough   468 Center Rd 03082

Hungry Bear Farm *                       Mason                  0 Reed Rd 03048

Holland Farm                                   Milford                 269 Osgoode Rd   03055

Partners Gardens*/ **                  Nelson                  49 Henderson Rd  03457

Good Vibes Homestead                Peterborough   129 Old Bennington Rd 03458 (takes and uses compost)

Walpole Valley Farms                    Walpole              633 Wentworth Rd   03608

Ledge Top Farm */ **                    Wilton                   487 Lyndeborough Rd.  03086  

Notes:  * = regenerative

The unstarred farms do not appear to meet all criteria.  They may use some regenerative methods but are not organic, they may be organic but have no animals, etc. 

  ** = regularly at Peterborough Farmer’s Market 

1=Avery hub for educ. and research

 

Please contact Chase @ chaseq72@gmail.com to edit. 

Green Sanctuary

The Green Sanctuary program, as defined by the UUA, provides a structure for congregations to examine their current environmental impacts and move toward more sustainable practices. The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist congregation achieved Green Sanctuary status in 2009, signifying that it has undertaken the process of reducing its carbon footprint through a series of actions and upgrades in its buildings and practices.

Peterborough Energy Action

The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation supports Peterborough Energy Action, which is a grassroots organization working with the community to transition Our Town — Peterborough, New Hampshire -- to 100% clean, affordable, renewable energy for all. Our aim is to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable total energy by 2050. Read more on the website: https://www.peterboroughenergyaction.org.

Citizens'Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal, the organization trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.  Membership is free, and it will bring you automatic membership in CCL's local chapter (the Monadnock chapter), plus informative e-mails and calls to action from both the national office and the local chapter. See https://citizensclimatelobby.org.