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Happy New Year, and THANK YOU for supporting UU Ministry for Earth in the last days of 2017! Thanks to you, UUMFE secured both a $3,000 Giving Tuesday match challenge and a $2,000 New Year's Eve match challenge from our generous Parents for the Planet families, ensuring that UUMFE can continue to empower UUs and congregation everywhere to join together for environmental justice.
It's not too late to give! One of the exciting things supported by your gifts is a brand new UUMFE website. We'll be unveiling it within the next few weeks, but you can get a sneak peek if you make a donation now (the website menus aren't active yet). Thank you for your support and stay tuned!
Save the Clean Power Plan: Comment Deadline Next Week
The deadline for comment on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan is January 16, a week from today! The EPA announced in early December that it will host additional public listening sessions in San Francisco, CA, Gillette, WY, and Kansas City, MO, but it has not published the dates. Take action now to save the Clean Power Plan!
UUs Help Block Natural Gas Construction Site
In mid-December, activists—including many UUs—held eight days of action to block construction of a new liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Tacoma in solidarity with the Puyallup Tribe, which is leading a campaign to protect their lands and waters. Yesterday, climate activists rallied on the lawn of the Washington state capital and disrupted its first session, in a campaign for 60 days of climate action.
New Climate Workshop Podcast
Unitarian Universalists Peter Bowden and Tim DeChristopher have launched a new podcast! The Climate Workshop Podcast is dedicated to working through the challenges of the climate crisis from the uncharted to the unthinkable. First episodes have tackled what’s missing from the climate movement, how economic inequality, toxic masculinity, and mass incarceration connect to climate change, and the role of civil disobedience.
Join Salote Soqo for a Webinar on Climate-Forced Displacement
This month’s Environmental Justice Practitioners Network webinar features special guest presenter Salote Soqo, Senior Program Leader for Environmental Justice & Climate Action at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Salote will share about the UUSC’s partnerships working with communities on the front-lines of climate-forced displacement. RSVP for the webinar now and share on Facebook to spread the word!
Photo of Port of Tacoma protest (c) Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA via AP Images. Photo of Salote Soqo courtesy of UUSC.
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