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.
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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
- 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
- EUUC at the Climate Strike September 16, 2019Eric 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 ...Read More
- Talking to Your Friends about I-1631 – Getting the Facts Straight October 23, 2018From 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 ...Read More
- Thank You From the NW UU Justice Summit Organizers October 23, 2018Here 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 ...Read More
- Help pass I-1631 Clean Energy and Jobs October 19, 2018We’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 ...Read More