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Calling All Idahoans: Help Protect Wild Salmon

The Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers, and salmon that need a healthy river to survive, are in trouble. Each year, wild salmon and steelhead return to cool Idaho mountain streams to spawn. This salmon run is an integral part of a cycle which has happened…
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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gathered at the Free the Snake Floatilla to say with one clear voice that it’s time to free the Snake River from outdated low-value dams.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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Why We Must Act on Climate

Earth Ministry member Sara Cate wrote this Op-Ed for the Yakima Herald calling for immediate action on climate change. In the article, Sara, a doctor in Yakima, discusses her own experiences treating patients who are suffering due to the smoke in the air from wildfires…
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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew's Joint Statement on the Environment

On September 1, Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew released a passionate joint appeal to protect the environment. This is the first time that a pope and the ecumenical patriarch have joined forces to comment on a pressing issue in this way. Their…
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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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