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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.



Tacoma City Council Hearing

Tuesday, November 21, 5 pm

Tacoma Municipal Building 1st floor, 747 Market St. Tacoma, WA 98402

Faith leaders are joining advocates in Tacoma to speak up for protection of the Tideflats.

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Film Screening of "Promised Land"

November 25 at 7 pm

Prospect UCC Church, 1919 E. Prospect Street, Seattle, WA

Free admission, but all gratefully accepted donations beyond covering minimal expenses will support the Duwamish Tribe.

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Taming Bigfoot Event

Wednesday, November 29, 7 pm

La Centilia Cultural Center 2524 16th Avenue South Seattle, WA 981444

Dr. Robert Bindschadler, retired chief scientist at NASA, will speak about Taming Bigfoot — a friendly carbon footprint reduction competition that he created after a career of studying Antarctic glaciers and testifying to Congress.

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Seattle Alternative Giving Fair

Saturday, Dec 2, 6-8:30 pm and Sunday, Dec 3, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Fellowship Hall, Fauntleroy Church 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

This holiday, make a difference by giving from the heart.

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Taming Bigfoot contest coming to Seattle

Contest runs February - April, 2018, Registration open through December 31st

Taming Bigfoot is a friendly, community-based contest wherein teams compete to see who can lower their carbon footprint the most over a 2-month period (with an initial month to set a baseline).

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Mardi Gras Brunch BINGO!

Saturday, February 10, 2018 11am-2pm

Bloedel Hall at St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102

Save the date and plan to join us for a tasty brunch, bottomless mimosas, and four rounds of BINGO in support of Earth Ministry's faith-based environmental stewardship and advocacy. Dress up or come in costume, you’ll be sure to have a good time for a great cause!

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Help protect salmon and the Snake River

The Columbia River, and salmon that need a healthy river to survive, are in trouble. Each year, wild salmon and steelhead return to the waters of the Columbia and Snake rivers to spawn. This salmon run is an integral part of a cycle which has…
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UCC church in Seattle hosts totem pole blessing

University Congregational United Church of Christ, an Earth Ministry Greening Congregation, hosted the Seattle leg of the 2017 Totem Pole Journey. The totem pole stopped in Seattle on October 14. University UCC opened its doors to more than 350 people who came to learn more…
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St. Leo's Beekeeper Connects Parish, Community, and Care for Creation

St. Leo Parish, a Greening Congregation, maintains 40 beehives as part of a social ministry program known as L’Honey Project. According to Rick Samyn,St. Leo’s pastoral assistant for social ministry, and its lead beekeeper, L’Honey links the bee’s life andwork with the ideal of a more compassionate…
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Help defeat coal export in Longview for good

For years, people of faith around Washington and across the country have spoken out against the proposal to construct the nation’s largest coal export terminal in Longview, Washington on the Columbia River. We have uplifted shared values of justice, responsibility, and stewardship in numerous rounds…
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Free the Snake Floatilla

Hundreds of boaters gathered at the Free the Snake Floatilla to say with one clear voice that it’s time to free the Snake River from outdated low-value dams. Earth Ministry/WAIPL joined our partners at Save Our Wild Salmon at this event on September 8 and…
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