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For 25 years, Earth Ministry has been a national leader in engaging the faith community in environmental stewardship and advocacy. Our Greening Congregations Program was the first in the country to help houses of worship implement sustainable practices, and our advocacy program is on the cutting edge of empowering clergy and lay leaders to speak out on public policy issues. Earth Ministry’s Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) project organizes an interfaith religious response to climate change, and is part of a national Interfaith Power & Light network that is 40 states strong and growing.

Through education, outreach, organizing, and training, Earth Ministry builds a powerful moral constituency of people of faith taking action for the health of our communities and the environment.

Events

Mon
27
Mar2017

Equity in Washington's Carbon Tax Proposal

Monday, March 27, 6:00 - 8:30pm

King Street Center, 201 S. King St., Seattle, WA, 98104, 8th Floor Conference Room

Come learn about proposed carbon tax legislation House Bill 1646.

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Thu
06
Apr2017

Superfluity

Thursday, April 6, 7:00pm - Saturday, April 8, 1:00pm

University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle, 98105

Enjoy a huge rummage sale, all proceeds benefit local nonprofits (including Earth Ministry!)

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Sat
08
Apr2017

Earth Ministry’s Spring Colleague Gathering

Saturday, April 8, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am

Ballard First Lutheran Church, 2006 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA 98117

At this gathering we will launch a new program to facilitate Colleague Connections, regional groupings of faith leaders who can collaborate on projects and actions.

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Thu
20
Apr2017

Pull Together: The People vs. Kinder Morgan

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Ballard Elks, 6411 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Stand with First Nations against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.

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Thu
20
Apr2017

Interfaith Earth Day

Thursday, April 20, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Seattle University Campus, Student Center 160, 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Join Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light (WAIPL) for an afternoon of interfaith environmental action in preparation for Earth Day.

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Sat
29
Apr2017

People's Climate March

Saturday, April 29, 11:00am EST

Washington, DC

People of diverse faiths from around the country will come together on April 29 to speak out for our neighbors and the climate, forming a faith contingent at the People’s Climate March in Washington DC.

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News

Ask Costco to "Mind the Store"

Costco products are a staple in congregational life. Affordable housewares help furnish houses of worship, bulk-sized cleaning products keep supply closets full, and a wide selection of organic food provides for many a church potluck and parish coffee hour.  Although known as a responsible Northwest company,…
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Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, Protected for Good

Lummi Nation applauded Commissioner Goldmark and the Department of Natural Resources for honoring the tribe’s request to protect the lands of Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, by adding 45 acres of aquatic lands to the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. Lummi was determined to protect this area permanently…
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Fall 2016 Earth Letter

Responding to the call for religious communities to lead on climate justice, this issue of Earth Letter articulates an equitable path forward. When you hear that God’s creation is threatened by climate change, the image invoked needs to go beyond melting ice caps or suffering polar bears.…
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Victory in Longview: Coal Export Facility Defeated

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Peter Goldmark, announced that he is rejecting the aquatic lease permit for the Longview coal export terminal because the company refused to provide basic information about its finances after the bankruptcy of the previous owner, Arch Coal. For many…
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"No Faith in Oil" by Rev. Clendenin

Rev. Evan Clendenin of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, WA answered Earth Ministry’s request for a letter to the editor to his local paper during a critical week in the campaign to oppose an oil export terminal in Grays Harbor County. In a very…
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