COMMUNITY SUCCESS STORIES

Climate Actions & Accomplishments

Communities of faith and spiritual practice all across Minnesota are making a difference with actions big or small, one-time or ongoing. Inspire others by submitting your community's success story!

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Helping nature reclaim its place in St. Paul

Submitted by Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul. Our story starts with an observation of a bee. Not just any bee, but a bumblebee, a rusty-patched bumblebee. When Kathy found this bee along…

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Canopy Connectors plant trees and build neighborhood connections

Submitted by Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul. In March 2021, Rennie Gaither, an Americorps Community Forestry Corps volunteer with Frogtown Green, gave a presentation to members of Unity Church-Unitarian about…

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What does racism have to do with environmental work?

Submitted by Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul. What does racism have to do with environmental work? That’s what those of us on the Act for the Earth (AFE) Ensure Justice…

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Launching an Ecofair

Submitted by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. We held an Ecofair around Earth Day, which brought together several different desires, needs, and talents: we wanted to find a way…

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Advocating for Clean Cars

Submitted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. In early 2020, eight members of St. Mark’s Climate Task Force attended a Clean Cars hearing in North Minneapolis. They decided to…

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Decarbonizing a home and inspiring others

Submitted by Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Pilgrim members, Karie and Drew Johnson, decided to put their faith in action by decarbonizing their home in St Paul—switching from gas-powered…

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Caring for a pollinator garden and native plantings

Submitted by Edina Community Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. In 2021, ECLC’s EcoFaith team organized a schedule for the congregation to care for the pollinator garden and native plantings on their…

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Celebrating the earth with a “Season of Creation” liturgy

Submitted by Edina Community Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Every Sunday in September, ECLC utilized the Season of Creation liturgy, centering God’s creation in every worship service. It was a powerful way for…

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Advocating for treaty rights and clean water

Submitted by Edina Community Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Advocating for treaty rights and clean water by fighting the Line 3 pipeline became a point of pride for the ECLC community.…

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Reducing waste through recycling and composting

Submitted by First Covenant Church of St Paul. Before the Covid pandemic hit, a small team of First Covenant Church (FCC) members began meeting to discuss how they could help…