EarthCare Ministry Team

The purpose of the Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare Ministry Team is to support Unity Worldwide Ministries in fostering the awareness of our spiritual oneness with our Earth home and to promote active care of creation.

This team rose up from the grassroots of the Unity movement, coming from the deep desire to express Unity's belief in our oneness with all divine life in ways that directly impact our planet home. As in so many areas in Unity, we saw the importance of walking the talk. Our vision statement reads, "All humanity lives in a spiritual consciousness that manifests as loving coexistence with all creation and care for our Earth home."

We act so that every step on our planet home and through our life here is an active prayer for all divine creation.

Submit Your Green Star Award Application!

Applications for the 2021 Green Star Award are due April 15, 2022. The award recognizes any Unity congregation that has completed at least three significant environmental activities during calendar year 2021. The accomplishments must correlate to one of the seven steps or eight actions of The Path to EarthCare and be accompanied by appropriate support documentation. The Green Star application and a copy of The Path to EarthCare can be found on the EarthCare Facebook page.


2020 Green Star Award Winners

Congratulation to the following spiritual communities who have gone above and beyond in their care of our Mother Earth.

-Unity of the Blue Ridge, Mills Creek, North Carolina
-First Unity Spiritual Campus of St. Petersburg, Florida
-Unity Church of Overland Park, Kansas
-Unity of Charleston, South Carolina

Statement of Purpose

The Unity movement is guided by a vision of sacredness and the inter-connectedness of all, the interdependence of all life. It is a journey of spiritual relationships with Earth and its creatures. It is through awakened consciousness that we see everything as the presence of God.

Climate Change

As humanity has been primarily responsible for climate change, we affirm that it will be humanity which will co-create a vision of the environmentally conscious use of energy and our planet’s fragile resources. We joyfully participate in our God-given role as good stewards of the Earth. Through prayer, meditation, church or spiritual center-inspired activism, and the skillful use of media, we affirm that the Unity movement is a world leader in advancing the growth of environmental consciousness and right action.

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a spiritual practice. It raises our consciousness of how we care for ourselves and the earth. It helps restore our sacred relationships with the earth, animals and all creation.


Mentoring Call Change, October 2019: Please note that we have a new dial-in number for audio-only: 571-392-7650, Pin: 779 087 6107.


Earthcare Program

EarthCare Program (overview)
Unity EarthCare History
List of Certified Ministries
Why Get Involved in EarthCare?
Starting a Green Team

Ministry Resources

EarthCare YouTube Channel

Congregational Brochure
Vision: Covenants, Vision and Mission Statements, Action Plans
Small Group Ministry book
Green Facility Assessment (checklist)
Sample EarthCare Covenant (rtf file)
Sample EarthCare Covenanting Ceremony
UWM's EarthCare Covenant
Incorporating EarthCare into Ministry Year-Round
Climate Change Action Resolution
Thriving in Unity 1.0 program, Benchmark 11
Thriving in Unity 2.0 program, Benchmark 8

General Resources

EarthCare Ministry Team Resources and Services
Facebook Page
Unity Online Radio, Voices of Unity episiode with Mike McCord, October 20, 2020
Website Resources
Green Problem Solvers
Books & Films
Youth Resources
Steps and Actions, Suggestions and Opportunities
Cool Congregations Contest, sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light 
Moving Forward: A Guide To Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community

Touching Shame by Beth Rimmes

Awaken the Dreamer Symposium

Presenter's Manual, 2-Hour
Presenter's Manual, 3-Hour 
What You Need to Know: Technical Requirements
Facilitator's Marketing Kit
Event Sign-In Sheet
Putting Commitment into Action Sheet
Pachamama Alliance Handout (2 pages)
Pachamama Alliance Bookmark
Declaration Cards


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Winter 2020-2021
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Winter 2018–19
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
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Winter 2017
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Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Spring 2016 (Earth Day suggestions)
Fall 2015
Summer 2015
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Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Spring 2012



Contact Us:

at for assistance with starting EarthCare activities in your center or with completing the Thriving in Unity programs. We can also connect you with regular mentoring conference calls for support.