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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

Thu29Jan2015

Climate Monologues by Sharon Abreu

January 29, 7:00pm

University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

University Unitarian Church and its Climate Action Team present Climate Action Week, a series of fun and educational events focused on climate change. Connect with others around the world through the stories of Sharon Abreu's one-woman musical show.

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Thu29Jan2015

The Journey Continues: Protecting Treaty Rights, Sacred Places, and Sustainable Lifeways

Jan. 29, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Impact Hub Seattle - 220 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

The Lummi Nation is excited to premier various artistic representations of the 2014 Totem Pole Journey. Please join us for a special evening celebrate the beauty and power of that amazing journey through art, pictures and word.

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Fri30Jan2015

Toxic Hot Seat - Seattle

Jan. 30, 2015, 7:00pm

Keystone UCC - 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA 98103

As part of the Meaningful Movies series, Keystone UCC is hosting a screening of Toxic Hot Seat as the statewide tour for the 2015 legislative session continues.

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Sat31Jan2015

Climate Action Festival: Resources for Change

January 31, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

University Unitarian Church and its Climate Action Team present Climate Action Week, a series of fun and educational events focused on climate change. This Climate Action Week will conclude with an opportunities to for you to take personal climate action.

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Sat31Jan2015

Legislative Climate Action Forum

Jan. 31, 2015, 9:00am - 11:30am

Keystone UCC - 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA 98103

Feeling a bit confused about this year's environmental legislative priorities? Join community groups and local leaders to learn and discuss the climate action movement here and in Olympia.

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Sat31Jan2015

Interfaith Advocacy Day - Spokane

Jan. 31, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm

St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 316 East 24th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99203

Register now for Interfaith Advocacy Day! Join faith advocates from around the state in meeting with your legislators to discuss the issues that are important in your faith communities.

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Thu19Feb2015

Interfaith Advocacy Day - Olympia

Feb. 19, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm

The United Churches of Olympia - 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Register now for Interfaith Advocacy Day! Join faith advocates from around the state in meeting with your legislators to discuss the issues that are important in your faith communities.

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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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News

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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Five drivers of the 2015 legislative session: Ed funding, transportation, new taxes, carbon, pay raises

By Brad Shannon The Olympian January 11, 2015  Washington state lawmakers begin a 105-day legislative session Monday, and the biggest political fights could seem familiar to voters. The unknowns are solutions that can pass both chambers of a divided Legislature. Even before the November election narrowed the…
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Community Solar to Support Affordable Housing

Are you, or your congregation, interested in solar power but not able to invest in panels on your building at this time? Community solar offers a great solution, providing an opportunity for congregations, or individuals, to “buy-in” to pre-existing solar infrastructure. The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, a community sustainability initiative…
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Discipleship as Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda encourages the religious organizations of Cascadia to lead the way in divestment from fossil fuels. As we see climate change disrupt Earth’s web of life and disproportionately impact vulnerable populations, “never before in Christian history have the stakes in heeding our call to neighbor-love been so high.”…
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