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.

Scroll down for current events and news Read more about past efforts.

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 News

  • Putting Our Congregational Stands into Action February 8, 2021
    Did you know that EUUC has bylaws and a policy which outline how we might, as a congregation, take stands on issues we find morally imperative?  There are specific procedures about how to introduce a stand, plus 90 days of education, and a secret vote that must be above 75% in order to enact the ...
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  • What’s happening in the Lobby Room? Party Feb. 15 and prizes! February 7, 2021
    The 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 ...
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  • The Lobby Room Returns – Info Party Jan. 18! January 2, 2021
    Many 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 ...
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  • Earth Day Live! Three days of youth climate-strike action! April 13, 2020
    April 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 ...
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  • EUUC at the Climate Strike September 16, 2019
    Eric encouraged us to join the climate strike  on September 20 during his sermon on Sunday.  The Peace & Justice Committee has been focused on this strike for some time now.  Because this is also Seabeck weekend, we have not organized one location for EUUC to gather.  Some people will go to Seattle and then ...
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  • Talking to Your Friends about I-1631 – Getting the Facts Straight October 23, 2018
    From the Field Director of Yes on 1631, the initiative for clean energy and jobs: Friends, We always knew this election was going to be close. All indications say every vote is going to matter. Now that we’ve been inundated by Oil Industry ads for months many of you are having near constant conversations with your friends, family and ...
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  • Thank You From the NW UU Justice Summit Organizers October 23, 2018
    Here is Cecilia’s sermon at the Summit:Listen   Dear EUUC members and friends, THANK YOU for hosting the 2018 NW Justice Summit.  This Summit saw the launch of the new UU state action network for Washington, called JUUstice Washington. Your friends on the EUUC Summit host team were terrific, from soup, to songs, to sounding the gong.  The ...
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  • Help pass I-1631 Clean Energy and Jobs October 19, 2018
    We’re 18 days away from a historic election! In Snohomish County and around Washington State, there are thousands of voters who are confused by big oil’s attack ads but will support Initiative 1631 when they hear the facts from a volunteer. IF we can talk to enough of these voters statewide in the next 18 ...
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  • You Can Help Pass I-1631 and Build a Cleaner Future Together! October 1, 2018
    YOU helped EUUC exceed our signature-gathering goal and got I-1631 on the ballot. Thank you! Now it’s time to make sure this initiative passes. As of late September, out-of-state oil companies have put over $20 million into a fund to defeat I-1631. You may have seen their misleading TV ads. So we need lots of people ...
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  • EUUC is hosting the NW UU Justice Summit on October 20! September 26, 2018
    EUUC helped launch the NW UU Justice Network, which has been connecting justice-seeking UUs across the region since 2011.  We are thrilled to be hosting the annual NW UU Justice Summit again, and invite you to register to attend – as well as, to volunteer! Please help us offer a warm EUUC welcome by volunteering to ...
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