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EEN in the News

People around the country (and the world!) are taking notice of the important work our community is doing as we care for God's creation. Below are some of the most recent media hits that have highlighted our ministry. Want to keep up more with EEN? Consider joining our email list or following us on social media

Recent Media Coverage, USDA, “Fridays on the Farm: Committed to Conservation and Community”: A friend of EEN, Farmer Walt Bones, shares the conservation programs and creation care practices being utilized on his family farm in South Dakota--and he even shouts out EEN!

Akron Beacon Journal, “Don’t minimize the problems of methane emissions | Guest opinion": This op-ed about methane emissions in Ohio was written by EEN's Ohio Outreach Coordinator, Rev. Dean Van Farowe. 

Earthbeat, "Catholic, Christian groups share faith-driven plan for 'climate adaptation' with Congress": This piece covers a hill briefing EEN was apart of to discuss a faith-driven approach to solving problems associated with climate change. 

Sojourners, "Churches To Play Key Role in Spending $1 Billion Toward Climate Change”: This article focuses on communities taking advantage of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) allocations and features stories and quotes from EEN Team Members, Rev. Dean Van Farowe and Rev. Dr. Jessica Moerman., "Let’s get Cleveland off the “Asthma Capital” list as soon as possible": Rev. Dean Van Farowe, EEN's Ohio Outreach Coordinator, celebrates the EPA's soot standard and calls for the agency to finish the job on other air pollution safeguards. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Stronger standard for harmful soot pollution will save lives and significantly increase health protections for all communities": This press release from the U.S. EPA highlights EEN's positive response to the agency's finalized safeguards on soot pollution.

Earth Island Journal, "Green Gospel: These young activists are working to convert the faithful into climate crusaders": This in-depth article about the work of YECA–EEN's youth partner ministry–features stories from Chair William Morris and Steering Committee Member Adam Hubert.

Trib Live, "Kim Anderson: Well plugging must continue for health of Pa": Kim Anderson, EEN's Associate Director of PA & OH Outreach, writes about the health impacts of leaking methane from oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania. 

The Hill, "The global climate solution Republicans have been looking for": EEN Federal Policy Specialist Matthew Lee explains how a carbon border adjustment could benefit the economy while cutting climate-warming emissions.

Des Moines Register, "A conservation-forward farm bill would let us 'leave it better than you found it'": Rev. Tim Olsen, EEN's Upper Midwest Coordinator, writes about the importance of Congress passing a conservation-forward Farm Bill as soon as possible. 

York Daily Record, "Gov. Shapiro, let’s hold the fossil fuel industry accountable via RGGI": Rev. Mitch Hescox, EEN's President Emeritus and President of EEN Action, calls on Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro to reaffirm the commonwealth's commitment to the successful Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

The Hill, "September sizzled to records and was so much warmer than average scientists call it ‘mind-blowing'": EEN President & CEO Rev. Dr. Jessica Moerman comments on the record-breaking heat of 2023. 

AP News, "Point of no return: Pope challenges leaders at UN talks to slow global warming before it’s too late": This piece on Pope Francis's update to his 2015 environmental encyclical features comments from EEN President & CEO Rev. Dr. Jessica Moerman.

Religion News Service, "The increasingly perilous lot of the pilgrim shows us all the path on climate": EEN's former Director of Church & Community Engagement, Marqus Cole, reflects on the impacts of extreme heat around the globe and how those in the climate movement can be faithful pilgrims. 

  • EEN's work was recently featured in the 2023 "Forging Climate Solutions" report from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. This extensive report calls for a coordinated, cross-sector effort to combat climate change and features strategies and recommendations rooted in pragmatism, accountability, and compassion for those who are most vulnerable to the effects of a warming climate.

    The report was developed over a two-year period by a diverse commission of leaders sharing their expertise and priorities. The resulting report recommends how corporations, frontline communities, government, and environmental groups like EEN can work together to mobilize investments, build infrastructure, reduce harmful emissions, and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

EEN’s section of the report focuses on how our ministry is effectively educating and mobilizing evangelical Christians to care for God’s creation and faithfully act on climate. You can read the full case study here.

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