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For over 20 years, Earth Ministry has been the statewide leader in engaging the religious 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 faithful advocacy program is on the cutting edge of empowering clergy and lay leaders to speak out on public policy issues. 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

Tue21Apr2015

Interfaith Earth Day: Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs

April 21, 2015, 11:45am - 1:30pm

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

Join Earth Ministry and the SU School of Theology and Ministry for this year's Interfaith Earth Day. The theme, Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs, will address the devastating impacts of fossil fuel megaprojects on Native American culture and spirituality, reminding us all of our shared responsibility to protect Mother Earth.

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Sat02May2015

Red Sky in Morning: Ethics and Climate Change

May 2, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Grace Episcopal Church - 8595 Northeast Day Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The Earth and Spirit Green Team at Grace Episcopal Church is hosting a community gathering of people from faith and community organizations to explore our moral and ethical response to climate change - featuring an inspiring presentation by Kathleen Dean Moore followed by opportunities for discussion and action.

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Sat02May2015

Spring Colleague Gathering Resource Fair

May 2, 2015, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church - 10005 32nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

We are overjoyed to greet spring, the season marked by new beginnings and renewed energy. As we plant our gardens and soak up the sunshine, what better time to consider a sustainable renovation of your church building and grounds?

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News

Three creation care resolutions for spring Lutheran synod assemblies

This spring, two groups, Lutherans Restoring Creation and the Eco-Reformation Planning Team, are working to promote the passage of creation care-related resolutions at synodical assemblies. They have developed three model resolutions (summarized below), aimed at distinct but related ends.They are hoping to work in conjunction…
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Religious communities: lead, don’t follow on climate justice

Harvard Divinity Bulletin Winter/Spring 2015 (Vol. 43, Nos. 1&2) By Tim DeChristopher  Recently, there has been a growing discussion of climate change as a moral issue, both in academia and in religious communities. This past fall I spoke at three religion and climate change conferences in as…
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Climate denial is immoral, says head of US Episcopal church

Climate change is a moral challenge threatening the rights of the world’s poorest people and those who deny it are not using God’s gift of knowledge, says presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. March 24, 2015 The Guardian By Suzanne Goldenberg  The highest ranking woman in the Anglican…
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Carbon Fast for Lent

Lent is an opportunity for us to re-examine our thoughts and actions and the ways in which they bring us nearer to or separate us from unity with God and the rest of creation. For those interested in centering themselves in disciplines of care for…
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New State Report Recommends Banning Toxic Flame Retardants

The Washington Toxics Coalition explains how the Department of Ecology cites health concerns and availability of safer alternatives in a new report on flame retardants – further proof that these toxic chemicals don’t belong in our homes!  January 29, 2015 Washington Toxics Coalition  (Seattle, WA) A…
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Become a Master Recycler Composter

Gain expertise in recycling, composting, soil building and food waste prevention…then teach others! Are you passionate about resource conservation and want to inspire others? Join a dedicated group of volunteers that are teaching their communities how to conserve natural resources through composting, recycling, food waste…
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Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale

Great news to anyone who likes to sit on a cushion: retailers are making the wise choice to eliminate toxic flame retardants in home furniture. In the meantime, read on to learn how labels identify which products are safe for your home.  January 23, 2015 The Chicago…
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Earth Ministry's 2015 Legislative Priorities

The 2015 Washington State legislative session has begun, and we at Earth Ministry/ Washington Interfaith Power & Light are making sure the faith community is actively engaged in the important environmental issues our state is dealing with this session.  This year, Earth Ministry/WAIPL is advocating for the:…
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