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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

Sat28Feb2015

Search for Meaning Book Festival

Feb. 28, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Seattle University - 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Join us for a day focusing on themes of spirituality, social justice, and the human search for meaning at Seattle University's 7th annual Search for Meaning Book Festival.

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Tue10Mar2015

Toxic Hot Seat - Mercer Island

March 10, 2015, 6:30pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 4400 86th Ave, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Earth Ministry and the Washington Toxics Coalition are hosting a screening of Toxic Hot Seat as part of a state tour for the 2015 legislative session.

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Sun15Mar2015

Earth Bistro

March 15, 2015, 11:30am

University Congregational United Church of Christ - 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

You are invited to University UCC's Earth Bistro to learn more about current climate action in Olympia.

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Thu26Mar2015

Faith, Hope, Chocolate...and Art!

Mar 26, 2015, 6:00pm

Alki Arts Gallery - 1124 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

You are invited to join Earth Ministry for a lovely evening of faith, hope, chocolate...and art!

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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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News

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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Lummi Nation Requests Denial of Coal Export Permit

The Lummi Nation has requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deny permits for proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point. The tribe cites severe impact to treaty fishing rights, as well as their cultural and spiritual ways of life. January 5, 2014 Lummi Indian…
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Salmon ground is holy ground

Lutheran Bishop Martin Wells’ OpEd regarding the Columbia River Treaty, which outlines the moral and ethical issues at stake in modernizing the Treaty, as well as key principles that must be addressed in its renegotiation.  Rev. Martin Wells High Country News December 30, 2014  As bishop of…
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Gov. Inslee Issues Draft Fish Consumption Rule on First Day of Session

Governor Inslee kicked off the Legislative Session with a step towards improved water quality: a fish consumption rule. This rule precedes and complements the Toxic Reduction Act that he is expected to introduce. Randi Abrams-Caras, one of Earth Ministry’s partners at the Washington State Toxics Coalition, discusses the bill and…
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