Green Sanctuary Committee

Who We Are

As a subcommittee of the Social Responsibilities Council, GSC 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.   

Current Initiatives

  • Extinction Rebellion Gathering with Meghan Marohn, Cerrone Cunningham, and Kristin Diotte, March 29, 6PM to 7:30PM, Oakwood Community Center, 313 10 Street, Troy

  • Non-violent Direct Action Protest with Extinction Rebellion, New York City Day of Action at City Hall, 4/17/19, 9AM to 11AM.  Contact Meghan Marohn for details and to carpool to NYC (

  • Earth Day Canal Clean-up, April 27, 9 to noon: details to follow.

  • Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE).  See our Working with SHARE page

Our Accomplishments

GSC was begun in 2003 by Amy Lent and Thayer Heath.  Albany UU was accredited in 2008 as a Green Sanctuary by the Unitarian Universalist Association. 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 GSC has sponsored.

Our Partners

SHARE, the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy.  See our “Working with SHARE” page.

Solarize Albany.

Captial Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition (CRICCC)

New York Interfaith Power and Light (NYIPL)

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP)

Zero Waste

Extinction Rebellion 


Meghan Marohn, President

Sandy Steubing, Recording Secretary

Karen Kaufmann, Social Responsibilities Council Liaison

Anne Marie Haber and Mitch Cohen, Religious Education Council Liaisons

Join Us

We meet on the fourth Sunday of the month on the lower level of Albany UU.  Join our email list by sending a request to