Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth’s Green Roof

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that emerged from a Jewish-Christian heritage. The faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions. 

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth (UUCD) is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It is a welcoming congregation that celebrates LGBTQ persons as well as members who hold a wide variety of theological views ranging from liberal Christianity, Buddhism, Humanism, and Atheism. 

In 2007, UUCD installed a green roof system that includes more than 11,000 square feet of dirt planted with sod and native grasses that will control runoff and help insulate the building. The underlying roofing material is non vinyl sheeting that’s expected to last up to 60 years. 

A green roof system is an extension of the existing roof which involves, at a minimum, high quality water-proofing, root repellent system, drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium, and plants. Green roofs can provide a wide range of public and private benefits that include aesthetic improvements, water diversion, stormwater management, moderation of urban heat island effect, and improved air quality.

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Now that you’ve learned more, the best way to create change is by getting involved! Donate your money or time, find support, and take action. Citizen climate action means a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Duluth!

Learn more and get involved with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth’s Green Roof here.