The UUCJ Green Sanctuary Working Group is a community of individuals who are passionate about environmentalism and working together to create positive change.

They offer a variety of activities that are open to all, regardless of your level of experience or expertise. Whether you’re interested in gardening, reducing waste, or advocating for policy change, there’s a way for you to get involved.

They believe that the more people who are involved, the greater impact we can make in protecting our planet. You are encouraged to pick an activity that interests you and join in our efforts to create a more sustainable and just world.


The Green Sanctuary meets the first Sunday of the month, and classes are held after Sunday coffee hour (12:30-1:30) in the Anthony Room.

If coming to meetings is difficult for you, they offer Green Tips in the weekly e-blast with suggestions on ways to live a life that is healthier and more sustainable for the planet.

Classes & Events

They also periodically offer Healthy Eating classes, labyrinth walks, nature outings, and petition drives (check the e-blast for these).

Arlington Community Garden

Our Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice project is the creation and implementation of Arlington Community Garden, created in August of 2010. The garden grows organic produce for the food pantry at Arlington Community Services and is currently their only source of fresh produce. The food pantry is only funded by donations and food collections from area churches, so the fresh produce is much needed. Our grower manages the garden working with students from Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida but is always in need of regular or drop by volunteers. Please check the Eblast for garden visitation hours.