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
- 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
- You Can Help Pass I-1631 and Build a Cleaner Future Together! October 1, 2018YOU 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 ...Read More
- EUUC is hosting the NW UU Justice Summit on October 20! September 26, 2018EUUC 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 ...Read More
- Update on I-1631 Carbon Fee on Polluters Initiative July 3, 2018Perhaps you’ve heard on the news this week that I-1631,the Carbon fee on polluters initiative, has submitted over 350,00 signatures to the Secretary of State. EUUC and other Unitarian Universalist congregations were no small part of that success. We turned in over 2500, and so far the total I’ve calculated from just having heard from ...Read More
- Yes on Initiative 1631 — How You Can Help June 3, 2018This initiative, developed by a diverse coalition of social justice, environmental, health, youth, business, labor and other groups, will charge fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants. That revenue will be used to expand clean energy like wind and solar and to support a just transition to clean energy for marginalized communities. Signature-gathering has started and will ...Read More