When our immediate comfort and economic security
is put ahead of the suffering and survival
of some of the poorest and most vulnerable on Earth,
that’s moral wrongdoing on a cosmic scale,and we respond with moral outrage.
— From the 2016 Congregational Stand on Global Warming
Global warming is one of the most urgent crises facing human civilization.
We engage the community and congregation with opportunities to learn about issues related to climate justice, and to advocate for systemic change. We grow activists.
We have recently focused primarily on:
- Working with the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy to put an initiative on the November ballot that charges the biggest polluters to fund a just transition to clean energy.
- Helping people reduce their carbon footprint through a fun, team-based community “competition” called Taming Bigfoot.
We attend protests and rallies, and help ignite the “inner activists” in our congregation to attend with us. We partner with interfaith organizations and activist groups, such as Faith Action Climate Team, Earth Ministry, and 350.org. Protests might be those calling for divestment from funding fossil fuel infrastructure, or intersectional causes such as the Poor People’s Campaign.
We offer provocative discussions through book studies and forums, and opportunities for people to go deeper in their personal commitment to climate justice. We gratefully support activists who are able and willing to do more than we.
We feel the word’s pain, but find hope in being a positive force for improving life on Earth.
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To be kept up-to-date on activities and news in our region related to climate justice, ask the Peace & Justice co-chairs to add you to the Climate Justice email discussion list.
Would you like to help or learn more?
Climate Justice is one of the main focuses of the Peace & Justice Committee. We usually meet on the third Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m. in Rooms 1 & 2. Check the calendar for our next meeting. All are welcome!
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Climate Justice Events
Climate Justice News
- The Lobby Room is back for 2022! January 16, 2022The Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. Last year over EUUC members and friends made over 750 contacts with our legislators during the session! As was the case last year, people will have the opportunity to contact their legislators online about upcoming bills, and can also submit testimony online. Bills We Recommend ...Read More
- Two Minute Tuesday for Climate – 1/11/22 January 11, 2022From our colleagues in the Climate Alliance of Snohomish County – Two Minute Tuesdays – 1/11/22 A simple, two-minute (or less) action that will make a meaningful difference to slow climate change. Set a timer for two minutes (be sure to do this—if you spend longer than two minutes, your climate efforts are more likely to become overwhelming). Take ...Read More
- Two-Minute Tuesday for Climate – 1/4/22 January 5, 2022From our colleagues in the Climate Alliance of Snohomish County – Two Minute Tuesdays – 1/4/22 A simple, two-minute (or less) action that will make a meaningful difference to slow climate change. This week, set a timer for two minutes (be sure to do this—if you spend longer than two minutes, your climate efforts are more likely to ...Read More
- EUUC signs on to support youth in their climate lawsuit – Juliana v United States November 1, 2021The Peace & Justice committee voted to sign EUUC on to an organizational letter to the US Department of Justice, requesting they reverse their legal position that the youth plaintiffs in Juliana v United States have no right to access the courts to vindicate their constitutional rights when they are in a health- and life-threatening controversy ...Read More
- Cut Military Greenhouse Gas Emissions at COP26 August 31, 2021From WorldBeyondWar.org: “War and preparations for war are not just the pit into which trillions of dollars that could be used to prevent environmental damage are dumped, but also a major direct cause of that environmental damage. The U.S. military is one of the biggest polluters on earth. Since 2001, the U.S. military has emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse ...Read More
- Tribal Treaty Rights, Fracked Gas, and Unitarian Universalist Values April 12, 2021Ancestral Waters by Native Daily Network Film Screening & Discussion Wednesday, April 14 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET Film 7pm PT / 10pm ET Discussion Register Here You are invited to an online screening of Native Daily Network’s film Ancestral Waters for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) community! This film by Native Daily Network documents the Puyallup Tribe’s fight against the Tacoma LNG fracked gas facility and focuses on disregarded treaty obligations, which the faith ...Read More
- Lobby Room on the Home Stretch – Take Action Now! April 3, 2021Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. The Lobby Room group has reviewed 2021 bills, especially those recommended by our allies working for Climate Justice, Racial Justice, and for Women and Families. We’ve selected 12 bills to focus on this year and some of them have now passed both chambers! These ...Read More
- What’s happening in the Lobby Room? Party Feb. 15 and prizes! February 7, 2021The Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. The Lobby Room group has reviewed 2021 bills, especially those recommended by our allies working for Climate Justice, Racial Justice, and for Women and Families. We’ve selected 12 bills to focus on this year. If you want to review those bills, get some ...Read More
- The Lobby Room Returns – Info Party Jan. 18! January 2, 2021Many challenges await the 2021 state legislature’s 105-day budget session, which starts January 11. The budget deficit looms large. Pandemic restrictions will slow progress. So, we must inform our legislators about our priorities – early and often! Join our Legislative Action Zoom Party Join us Monday, Jan 18, 7-8:30 pm for our first Legislative Action party! Email ...Read More
- Earth Day Live! Three days of youth climate-strike action! April 13, 2020April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Normally that would mean gathering together in cities across the country to demand climate justice with a series of marches, rallies, art builds, actions, and trainings. This year, however, we will mobilize for climate justice online! This Earth Day we are supporting our partners WA Youth Climate ...Read More