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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.



Earth Ministry Fall Colleague Gathering

Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am

University Temple United Methodist Church - 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

We are all looking forward to the election season coming to a close, when we will have a much better idea of the healing needed in our country as well as the potential for real political action on climate justice and other creation care issues we hold dear. In anticipation of that time, we invite you to join us for a good conversation about the political lay of the land and next steps for Earth Ministry.

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Comment on Coal Export in Longview, WA

The values that ground us as people of faith call us to prevent the pollution of the Columbia River River with what could be the nation’s largest coal export terminal. Not only that, but this moral faith foundation compels us to to stand up for impacted…
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Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail

Two days after the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Shell has withdrawn its proposal to expand capacity at their Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, meaning that we will NOT have 6 more oil trains coming through our communities every week. This victory…
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Pro Bono ENERGY STAR Verification!

Is your house of worship sustainable but not certified by the EPA? Here’s a great resource to have your efforts verified for FREE by a licensed architect, removing the barrier to becoming an ENERGY STAR building. Being ENERGY STAR certified shows that your building uses…
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Peace Lutheran Writes Pope Francis

Peace Lutheran Church, an Earth Ministry Greening Congregation, has sent a letter to Pope Francis. It is a beautiful piece explaining how they have entered into dialogue with other West Seattle congregations and affirm the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Perhaps your congregation would like to…
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"Qal" (The Belief): 2016 Totem Pole Journey

Join the faith community in gathering with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers to celebrate the victory against coal export at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point) and to continue strengthening alliances defending tribal sacred lands and waters. With blessings all along the way, the Lummi are traveling…
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