Let’s Talk About Healing the Earth

Jan 30, 2024 | Beacon, Climate, Justice, News

Let’s Talk about Healing the Earth!

The Earth and Climate Action Ministry (ECAM) has started to talk with groups around church to hear ideas, concerns and hopes about taking better care of the earth..  We are gathering East Shore’s passions and perspectives and we need YOURS!

We would appreciate the opportunity to have a short conversation about:

  • What are some positive outcomes you dream about for the Earth and climate?
  • What relevant issues or activities do you think are important for ESUC to address?

Our goal is to gather as many perspectives as we can, pull them together, and celebrate our joint passions and ideas at a church service and special event near Earth Day (April 21).

Either Zoom or  in-person meetings would be possible. If your team meets regularly, perhaps we could have a short time on an agenda for this activity.  We are also open to individual conversations and written input.

Hope to join you sometime soon for this important church-wide conversation! Please contact Kristi Weir or another member of the ECAM Team below who may reach out to you to get started.

ECAM Team: John Chmaj, Karin Elofson, Ann Fletcher, Ron Lovell, Marilyn Mayers, Jill McGrath, Mark Norelius, Kari Ann Hailey, Kristi Weir

Connect with 350 WA

Here is an easy way to support bold, sound, and just climate legislation in the Washington state during this year’s short session (Jan 8-Mar 7).
Join the 350 WA Civic Action Team (CAT) which will send you two easy-access emails per week which are tailored with options for how much time you have (from 5 to 20 minutes). The bi-weekly email lists the climate bills with top priority for the week. After the brief explanation of the bill, click on a link to register your Pro or Con position on a bill. You may add a comment, but it is not required.

350WA says: “We recognize that folks don’t always have time to get all the way through our actions, and that is okay! Every little bit helps. We just ask that you get through as many sections as you can and then scroll to the bottom and click the orange “Done” button to submit. This way we can keep an accurate tally of how many actions the CAT campaign takes this session. Here is the link to join the CAT: https://www.350wa.org/cat

FREE TREES for Eastside Residents from 300 Trees!

300 Trees will hold its Spring 2024 Tree Giveaway on March 15-16 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in South Bellevue.

For the first time since 300 Trees began distributing free trees in 2020, we are opening our program to all Eastside residents, schools, faith communities, and small businesses!

Order Trees: Our goal is to distribute at least 1000 trees during this event. Each participant may request 1-3 trees using our online order form: https://300trees.org/freetrees/.

  • We will accept orders until February 25, but we have limited quantities of some tree types, so don’t delay!
  • The trees can be picked up at the church parking lot on March 15-16. All trees will fit in normal passenger vehicles, and our volunteers will can load them for you.

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer to help us during the event, sign up on Sign Up Genius here.