Advocacy

Educate, Equip and Engage

Be a nuisance when it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics — but never give up.” Marjory Stoneman Douglas  

Earth Keepers is a movement focused on equipping spiritual leaders with the tools needed to effectively engage modern environmental issues. Through listening, building trust, on the ground educational opportunities, community organizing and strategic civic engagement Earth Keepers equips and engages spiritual leaders so they can make a difference in their communities and the world. We work with a wide variety of spiritual leaders so they can be more effective environmental advocates at the federal and state levels as well as in working with government agencies.

In terms of education, we provide education and resources not only about certain environmental issues, but also civic education focused on how government systems work on a given issue, where the resources are, and what level of government or agency can effectuate positive change. Equipping focuses on how to best use your tools, gifts, spiritual practices, education and expertise to effectively organize around modern environmental issues. Engagement focuses on how to effectively engage elected officials, community members, non-profits, the media, businesses, and your as well as other spiritual communities. This includes reciprocal accountability where citizens and officials must each do their share to engage entities and one another as they work toward common goals.

—Collaboration and Collective Impact

Earth Keepers works collaboratively with various spiritual leaders, faith communities, denominational entities and non-profits. Our goal is to lift up the good work being done by others, highlight opportunities for coordination and work toward collective impact. Collective impact seeks sustainable commitments by a group of key stakeholders in working toward common solutions. Organizations may share data and information, engage in mutually reinforcing activities, and regularly communicate to maintain focused on the mission and key goals.