Blue Zones Project at UUCGN
A vital part of Southwest Florida's well-being improvement initiative, Blue Zones Project encourages changes to our community that lead to healthier options. When our entire community participates -- from our worksites and schools to our restaurants and grocery stores -- the small changes contribute to huge benefits for all of us: lowered healthcare costs, a cleaner environment, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life for everyone.
We believe that the Blue Zones Project offers an opportunity for everyone to deepen their experience and live their faith by honoring and respecting the interdependent web of all existence (the 7th UU Principle).
The Blue Zones Committee hosted a First Saturday potluck in July on the Pavilion. This event was a celebration of us submitting our application to Blue Zones to be designated as a Blue Zones faith-based community. A number of committee members made some tasty, plant-based dishes for the occasion.
Thank you to everyone who joined in our celebration! While not everything needed to be plant-based, sharing dishes with us, and attaching a recipe with the dish, is a way to encourage healthy living that also minimizes the impact on the environment.