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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

Wed
28
Feb2018

Webinar: A Mother and Son Take on Climate Change

Wednesday, February 28, 5 pm PST (8 pm EST)

Twenty-one youth are suing the federal government over climate change.

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Sat
03
Mar2018

Plant for the Planet Academy

Saturday, March 3, 9am-3:30 pm

St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St., Seattle

St. Andrews is excited to partner with Climate Change for Families to offer this Free Academy on March 3rd!

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Wed
11
Apr2018

One River, Ethics Matter: Western Montana

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 8-5 pm

University of Montana, Missoula, MT, Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, Department of Geography

 This is the 5th in a series of annual international ethics conferences on the past and future of the Columbia River focusing on tribes and First Nations.

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News

Governor Inslee Rejects Massive Oil Shipping Terminal

  For years, people of faith across Washington have spoken up to stop the nation’s largest crude oil-by-rail terminal proposed by Tesoro in Vancouver, WA. We’ve shared that the risks of oil train derailments and spills do not align with our values of stewardship, responsibility, and…
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How faith-based groups secured global climate funds

Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light is proud to have garnered political support for the Green Climate Fund – and our work is not yet over.  “[Faith-based organizations] have been active on climate issues since the mid-90s, yet their support for the GCF was of…
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Health, Environmental, Faith, and Community Groups Tackle Nonstick PFAS Chemicals

As part of the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition and the Environmental Priorities Coalition, Earth Ministry fully supports the passage of the Healthy Food Packaging Act. We believe that we have a moral obligation to protect our bodies, our food, and our environment from harmful chemicals. This bill…
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Columbia River Treaty talks offer hope for river, native peoples

Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light Executive Director LeeAnne Beres and former Earth Ministry board member Rev. John Rosenberg coauthored this OpEd in the Seattle Times about the upcoming renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, an intentional treaty between the U.S. and Canada which governs…
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Calling All Idahoans: Help Protect Wild Salmon

The Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers, and salmon that need a healthy river to survive, are in trouble. Each year, wild salmon and steelhead return to cool Idaho mountain streams to spawn. This salmon run is an integral part of a cycle which has happened…
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