Envisioning a world in which we all value and protect the environment on which our lives and communities depend.

Do you share our vision?

This is an exciting time for our committee and Countryside! We achieved accreditation as a Green Sanctuary in 2012. This UUA program encourages our congregation to grow in appreciation and care for the natural world and all who depend upon it.

Accreditation is really the beginning, a first step in our work to create a sustainable and environmentally sound society.  The Committee will continue to champion and guide the process by creating and supporting programs and activities in four areas:


  • Worship and Celebration
  • Religious Education
  • Sustainable Living
  • Environmental Justice


Our ongoing programs and activities include support for environmental films as part of the Movies with Meaning program; an organic vegetable garden and donations of garden produce to the Palatine Food Pantry; educational events and lectures; support for Earth Day celebrations; two farmers’ markets per year; celebration of the Summer and Winter Solstices; and much more.  We also support other groups in their environmental programming.

Join us!

To contact the committee co-chairs, send an email to greensanctuary@ccuu.org.

Climate Action: Making Solar Happen

May 14, 2016   8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Come hear and speak with leaders who are helping to bring solar to our communities through new models that let everyone participate! Help us expand solar through our community centers, houses of worship, school districts, and municipalities.

Co-sponsored by: Faith in Place, Sierra Club, Countryside Church UU, Elevate Energy, Interfaith Green Partners, ISEA.

Register at: https://makingsolarhappen.eventbrite.com.

Speakers will include:

  • Vito Greco, Elevate Energy
  • Rev. Brian Sauder & Dan Huntsha, Faith in Place
  • Lisa Albrecht, Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
  • Dave Wilms, Project Leader from the Libertyville School District 70 solar project


Phone inquiry about the event can be directed to (847) 485-9468.