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Creation Care at Saint Mark's

The Creation Care Minstry of Saint Mark’s Cathedral strives to faithfully address the crisis of climate change. As stewards of the life-giving goodness of God’s creation, we will work with the Saint Mark’s and broader world communities to educate ourselves and take action together to preserve our shared planet and sustain life for the generations to come.

The Saint Mark’s Vestry has charged all of us to integrate Creation Care within each of our ministries and to identify innovative ways to reduce our institutional and personal carbon footprints. Estimate your carbon footprint at https://werenew.net/kingcountywa. Also check out the resources from The Diocese of Olympia at ecww.org/carbon-tracker, and the robust tool offered by The Episcopal Church at www.sustainislandhome.org. Consider how small changes in your life can make a difference to reverse the effects of climate change.

Saint Mark’s is a member of Earth Ministry (earthministry.org) and Earth Day NW 2020 (earthdaynw2020.org) If you are interested in being a part of this work at Saint Mark’s, please contact ministry leader Marjorie Ringness.

Creation Care Meeting Minutes

• Meeting November 7, 2019

• Meeting January 13, 2020

• Meeting February 10, 2020

• Meeting March 9, 2020

• Meeting April 13, 2020

• Meeting May 18, 2020

• Meeting June 8, 2020

Meeting July 13, 2020

Recent Creation Care Stories

Come Hell or High Water: Climate Justice Webinar
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FILM: WATCH ANY TIME BETWEEN MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3–5 WEBINAR: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 5 P.M., via Zoom Please note that some information listed in this week’s Sundays & Beyond about this event was in error. A generous member of the Creation Care Ministry has made it possible for people … Read More

Climate Change Forum
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Climate Change Forum with Drawdown Seattle: MAY 4 & 11, 7–8:30 P.M., Via Zoom Led by his faith to be a steward of life on this planet, Scott Henson is the co-founder of Drawdown Seattle, a collection of concerned and engaged Seattle citizens who are interested in enacting proven solutions … Read More

Partner Organizations
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Earth Day Northwest 2020 is a coalition of businesses, non-profits, faith communities, indigenous tribal leaders, and community groups from the Pacific Northwest who have come together to create meaningful change towards the goal of a more livable, equitable, and sustainable city, region, and planet. These effort are focused around the … Read More

Cathedral Beekeeping Ministry
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Cathedral Beekeeping Ministry Saint Mark’s houses honey bees on the rooftop of the Cathedral House. Leaders have obtained apprentice certification from the Washington State Master Beekeepers Association, and are ready to educate any interested community members who wish to participate. For more information, contact Rob Reid or Brian Sellers Petersen.

Creation Care Resources
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Click here for an extensive list of books, articles, videos, and web resources assembled by the Saint Mark’s Creation Care ministry team. The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s Climate & Creation Care page contains a number of useful links, including a message from Bishop Greg Rickel. The Diocese of Olympia’s Carbon … Read More