University of Portland


5000 N Willamette Blvd


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Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2-7:30pm
ABOUT The Seventh Annual Earth Care Summit will explore the interrelationships of soil, food, faith and climate. This yearly event provides opportunities for networking among congregations, community agencies and businesses that are involved in the greening process; sharing best practices; and celebrating the many creative ways of caring for creation. The event is organized by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns, and co-sponsored by the University of Portland and other local faith communities, organizations and businesses. PRICE $35 for individuals with dinner; $15 no dinner. $280 for a dinner table sponsorship for 8 people. Free for students with ID, $20 for students with dinner. $120 nonprofit sponsorship with display table, $150 business sponsorship with display table. VENUE The University of Portland SCHEDULE Saturday, January 30 8-10pm: Climate Arts Event Featuring Kim Stafford, Writer/Poet/Musician and Anna Fritz, Cellist/Folksinger Sunday, January 31 2-3pm: Resource Fair 3-4pm: Keynote by Dr. Randy Woodley (Keetowah Cherokee), Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox University and Co-Sustainer of Eloheh Farm 4-6pm: Breakout Sessions, including: •Your Backyard and Beyond: Why, Where, and How We Should Restore Nature •The Mystery and Science of Soil •Nurturing our Soil as We Nourish Our Bodies •Our Ground, Our Food: Young People Speak on Food, Climate and Place •Active Hope: Creativity, Empowerment and Action in Troubled Times 6-7:30pm: Dinner, closing remarks with Mayor Charlie Hales, firsthand account of the Paris Climate talks, small group reflection, closing prayer and song SPONSORSHIP Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns and the University of Portland CO-SPONSORHIP The Archdiocese of Portland, St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Beaverton, the Presbytery of the Cascades, George Fox Evangelical Seminary If your faith community, organization or business is interested in co-sponsorship, please visit and download and send the appropriate form. FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit
Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8-10pm
Find creative inspiration for climate justice in the arts! Join Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns and OIPL for a night of poetry, prose, participation, music, visual arts, and treats. Featured performers are Kim Stafford, poet and professor, son of Poet Laureate William Stafford, and Anna Fritz, folksinger/cellist, founding member of Portland Cello Project. Featured visual artists include Bonnie Meltzer, Amy Livingstone, and Glee Lumb. Co-sponsored by the University of Portland. Venue: Buckley Auditorium at the University of Portland. For directions and parking, visit For tickets, visit link above, or click "register secure online" at EMO's events page, Artist websites: This art night is a prelude to the Seventh Annual Earth Care Summit, "Renewing Creation from the Ground Up." For more information or to register for either event, visit, contact Heather at the Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns, 503-221-1054x205.