Who are the Earth Keepers?
In 2004, the Superior Watershed Partnership, in collaboration with the Cedar Tree Institute, brought together leaders from 9 different faiths in one room to discuss protecting the earth. The faiths included:
- Roman Catholic
- United Methodist
- Unitarian Universalist
- Quaker (added in 2009)
- Zen Buddhist
Currently, over 140 congregations from 50 U.P communities participate in the Earth Keeper Coalition. For a complete list of participating EK churches click here. Don't see your church on this list? Ask your faith leaders about being a Earth Keeper church!
- 2006: 320 tons of e-waste collected
- 2007: over a ton of old and discarded pharmaceuticals collected
- 2008: over 3 million lbs of carbon reduced by making household efficiency changes
- 2009: 12,000 trees planted
- 2010: 30,000 free CFLs given away
The above photo shows the 2006 E-waste collection in Houghton.
Earth Keepers received the Lake Superior Magazine Achievement Award in 2007.