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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

Sat
30
Sep2017

Laudato Si': A Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation

Saturday, September 30, 10:30am

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Earth Ministry is partnering with Catholic leaders to commemorate the second anniversary of Laudato Si' by celebrating the Season of Creation.

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Wed
15
Nov2017

Conference on Building Human Resilience for Climate Change

Wednesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 16

University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201

Conference for Social Service and Climate Leaders on Applying Psychological & Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors 

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News

Faith grows greener in the era of Donald Trump

Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye is quoted in this article from “The Economist” discussing the impact of the current administration’s actions, motivating people of faith to increase their involvement, engagement, and activism with regard to the environment. At Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light, we are proud…
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Peoples' Climate Festival

This past weekend, Earth Ministry’s own Jessie Dye spoke at the Peoples’ Climate Festival in Richland, WA where she opened the gathering by addressing climate change through a faith perspective. Jessie pointed out that the faith voice is often missing from the discussion on climate change and…
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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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