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How faith-based groups secured global climate funds

Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light is proud to have garnered political support for the Green Climate Fund – and our work is not yet over.  “[Faith-based organizations] have been active on climate issues since the mid-90s, yet their support for the GCF was of…
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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gathered at the Free the Snake Floatilla to say with one clear voice that it’s time to free the Snake River from outdated low-value dams.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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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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Climate Action for Earth Day

Faith leaders around the country are speaking up and taking action on climate change this Earth Month! Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light is proud to be participating in two national initiatives to bring attention to one of the most important moral issues of our…
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Interfaith Statement on Washington's Clean Air Rule

Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director LeeAnne Beres and ten other religious leaders recently met with Governor Jay Inslee to discuss how we can combat climate change in Washington. These faith leaders, representing Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Sikh traditions, have since released a short statement in support for…
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Community Speaks Out Against More Oil in Puget Sound

Over 80 Puget Sound residents showed up last week at the BP Cherry Point Refinery Draft Environmental Impact Statement Rally and Hearing in Seattle on July 24, to voice their concerns about an expansion of the refinery.
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King County Council Expresses Concern About Oil Transportation

The King County Council approved a motion which states concerns about the transportation of crude oil and requests specific actions.
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