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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

Tue
16
Feb2016

Scoping Hearing for Methanol Plant in Tacoma

5:00pm

Meeker Middle School 4402 Nassau Ave. NE, Tacoma, WA 98422

EIS Scoping Hearing for Proposed Methanol Plant

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Wed
17
Feb2016

Earth Ministry Advocacy Workshop

4:00pm - 6:00pm

St. Augustine's in the Woods Episcopal Church 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland, WA 98249

Earth Ministry Advocacy Workshop

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Tue
01
Mar2016

Traditional Knowledge, Science, and Projected Effects of Climate Change on Tribal Cultural and Natural Resources

March 1, 2016, 7:00pm

Nathan Johnson Social Hall, University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Tulaliip elder Terry Williams will share as part of University Unitarian's first Tuesday lecture series, "Climate Change and Us: Environment, Social Justice, and Religion".

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Fri
04
Mar2016

Colstrip in PSE's 20 year energy plan hearing

1:00pm - 5:00pm

WA Utilities & Transportation Commission's Hearing Room 2nd Floor, Richard Hemstad Bldg, 1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr., Olympia, WA 98504

Colstrip in PSE's 20 year energy plan hearing

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Mon
07
Mar2016

Paris Climate Summit: State, City and Faith Perspectives

7:00pm

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC) 23OO East End Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Paris Climate Summit: State, City and Faith Perspectives

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Tue
05
Apr2016

Steady by Jerks: How NW Forests Will Respond to Climate Change

April 5, 2016, 7:00pm

Nathan Johnson Social Hall, University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Learn how forests will be impacted by climate change as part of University Unitarian's first Tuesday lecture series, "Climate Change and Us: Environment, Social Justice, and Religion".

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News

Two Perspectives on the Delta 5 Trial

In September 2014 Earth Ministry member, Abby Brockway and four other people created a metal tripod over a train track used for oil trains on the BNSF line and chained themselves to the tripod. They were arrested for trespassing after many hours on the tracks. Abby joined…
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Pastoring at the Crossroads of Science and Faith

Laura Baumgartner, member of University Temple UMC in Seattle and candidate for ministry, shares how an internship at Earth Ministry is giving her new opportunities to witness on behalf of God’s creation.  By Laura Baumgartner United Methodist PNW Conference News January 19, 2016  The intersection of science…
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Want to Stop Oil Trains? We Have Work to Do!

Rev. Richenda Fairhurst was the dynamic MC of the rally at last week’s oil hearing in Vancouver, WA. Her enthusiasm and hope energized the crowd who came together from across the state to stand up to big oil’s proposal for the largest facility in North America.  By Rev. Richenda…
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Comment on North America's Largest Proposed Oil-by-Rail Facility

This comment period has closed and the Stand Up to Oil Coalition gathered a record-breaking 276,296 comments! Thanks to faith advocates for speaking up. Big oil is threatening Vancouver, Washington, and rail communities along the Columbia River. According to the Vancouver Columbian, Tesoro and Savage…
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Interfaith Statement on Washington's Clean Air Rule

Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director LeeAnne Beres and ten other religious leaders recently met with Governor Jay Inslee to discuss how we can combat climate change in Washington. These faith leaders, representing Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Sikh traditions, have since released a short statement in support for…
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