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The Creation Care Ministry 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 Vestry has adopted the goal for the entire Saint Mark’s campus and community to have a net zero carbon footprint by the year 2030. We encourage parishioners at Saint Mark’s to sign up with the Episcopal Church carbon tracker at www.sustainislandhome.org, a tool to help our community measure its collective carbon footprint and take action to reduce that footprint. Click here for more detailed instructions about how to use this resource.

The Creation Care ministry is also researching various carbon offset programs to which our community might contribute, in order to offset the portion of our carbon footprints that we cannot eliminate. One such program is a carbon offset cooperative mission with the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines which uses donated funds for various reforestation projects.

We recognize our commitment as a unique opportunity and responsibility in our time to address the many social justice issues tied to the climate crisis. And through engaging in collective action that makes an effective impact, we will grow into the joy of transcending our fears and sense of powerlessness around the issue 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.

The Creation Care Ministry team wants to hear from YOU! Everyone in the Saint Mark's community is invited to complete a brief survey to help guide our programming in 2021.

There are just eight simple questions—it should take less than five minutes to complete.

The deadline to submit is February 14, 2021. Thank you!

CLICK HERE for a list of resources and recommendations commended to you by the Creation Care ministry team (pdf).


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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

Cathedral Bees Updates—Summer 2020
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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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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

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