Earth & Climate Action Ministry (ECAM) Activities in March Reflect Our Mission

Feb 27, 2021 | Beacon, Climate, Justice, News

The Earth and Climate Action Ministry (ECAM) provides programs for the congregation about our earth.

Nature Walks: Tuesdays, March 9 & 23, 7:00 pm

Don’t miss the last two in our series “Nature Walks”: Gregg Selby on “Deserts” at 7:00 pm on March 9, and with Marilyn Mayers on “Oceans” at 7:00 pm on March 23.

Advocate for Government Policies to Protect Our Earth

There are many climate-related bills this legislative session. Since all legislative meetings are virtual, it is easier to make your voice heard. For climate-related bills, we suggest you sign up for action alerts from 350WA. You will get a weekly email with suggestions for bills to comment on and clear instructions on how to comment. Don’t feel you have to comment on all. Here is the link to join the Civic Action Team Alert.

Faith Action Network Advocacy Day

Faith Action Network (of which East Shore is a member) held its Interfaith Advocacy Day on February 11 via Zoom. This was an opportunity to meet with Washington State legislators. Several ESUC members (including ECAM’s Marilyn Mayers) met with their representatives and advocated for bills addressing criminal justice reform, economic issues, voting rights and climate change.

Collaborate with Other Environmental Groups

On Saturday, March 6th, ECAM will host 300 Trees as they distribute pre-ordered trees for planting in Bellevue. 300 Trees is committed to helping Bellevue become a greener, cleaner, and healthier city. Each fall and spring, 300 Trees will provide free native trees to people and organizations in Bellevue. Parts of the city where trees are less abundant will be prioritized.

by Kristi Weir, Chair