For over 25 years, Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light has been the statewide leader in engaging the religious community in environmental stewardship and advocacy. As Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Zimmerle works with members putting sustainable practices in place. Read More
Aug. 25, 2015 —The Columbian
Any discussion about climate change should be required to start with a quote from Peter Goldmark, Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands. “Our fire season started a month ahead, our crops matured weeks ahead and the dry weather we usually get in August, we’ve had since May.”
Aug. 22, 2015 —The News Tribune
Saturday will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when flood waters breached levies, ruined homes and destroyed lives in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
“As a mom you really start looking beyond the current situation and to what’s coming for your kids, and their kids. We need to take action now so our kids have a better future,” says Jemae Hoffman. Read More
Aug. 12, 2015 — Cascadia Weekly
Our salmon are in hot water. More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
Aug. 10, 2015 — The Seattle Times
The dust has settled on a frustrating legislative session. Time and again, oil interests blocked broadly supported steps to encourage the transition to clean energy and cut global-warming pollution.
July 23, 2015 — Tacoma News Tribune
Don’t be fooled by the cooling relief Western Washington is receiving this week. It’s a mirage.
July 21, 2015 — The Olympian
Even if you haven’t heard the news, you probably sensed that record breaking heat struck Washington state in June. Everyone feels the heat, but some are impacted more than others.
You may recognize Zarna Joshi from news broadcasts or from her interview in the New York Times. She helped organize the high profile, anti-Arctic drilling protests in Seattle this spring. Read More
July 5, 2015 — Seattle Times
The papal encyclical and the Lancet Commission report are reframing the climate issue, putting people at its center.