Devoted to improving the relationship between people and planet Earth

The Earth Ethics Team meets one Sunday each month to exchange information and develop plans for WES and WES members to waste less and contribute more to improving our environment. Next meetings announcements are sent to EET members and are posted on our group calendar.

Earth Ethics Team Mission Statement

PRINCIPLE
Members of the Earth Ethics Team recognize that we are interdependent with the Earth and all of its constituents, living and nonliving. We believe that safeguarding their health is of paramount importance.

PURPOSE
The Earth Ethics Team promotes ethical principles and actions within WES and beyond to improve our relationship to the Earth and all living beings.

GOALS
* Expose WES to ideas and actions in the wider environmental community.
* Connect WES to the religious environmental community.
* Improve WES’s performance in environmental stewardship.
* Provide opportunities for WES members to express environmental awareness and participate in environmental action.

CO-LEADERS
Ann Baker
Linda Silversmith
John Kester
Carol Rawie
Sue Jacobson
Rich Reis

Earth-Keeping: Practical Tips To Save Energy, Resources, and Our Planet

On May 31, 2009, the membership of the Washington Ethical Society voted overwhemingly to endorse the Earth Charter Initiative,
The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.
Read WES’ endorsement letter to the Earth Charter Initiative Council here.

On April 18, 2010, we celebrated 40 years of Earth Day with a 40 days of commitment for 40 members in our congregation stand up for the Earth. Here are sample actions we suggested.

On November 22th, the Washington Ethical Society adopted a new Statement of Purpose partly through the imputus of the Earth Ethics Committee, the former name of the Earth Ethics Team, which includes the words: “We nurture a sense of reverence and responsibility for each other and the earth.”