• 2010 – Working for strong energy and climate policies at the state and national levels.
  • 2009 – Endorsed 350.org, a global climate action movement leading up to the international climate talks in Copenhagen, calling for a strong climate treaty.
  • 2008 – 218th General Assembly: Advocated for the passage of The Power to Change: U.S. Energy Policy and Global Warming, a major update of PC (USA) energy policy in light of global warming, and an overture.  It also advocated for the re-establishing of an environmental office in the General Assembly of the PC (USA).
  • 2007 – Passed a resolution at its conference at Mo Ranch, urging its membership to call for the reestablishment of Eco-Justice Ministries at the PC (USA) national office.  The office had been closed due to budget cuts in 2006.  Several presbyteries submitted overtures or concurred with others requesting the re-establishment of the office.  The new Office of Environmental Ministries opened in 2009 with a full-time coordinator.
  • 2006 – Supported a resolution urging Presbyterians and their congregations to work towards living carbon neutral lives.
  • 2005 – Advocated against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, against the deletion of domestic environmental programs in the president’s proposed Federal Budget, for protection from harmful chemicals in personal care products, and for a strong Endangered Species Act.   Also signed and supported ecumenical statements on caring for creation, such as “God’s Mandate: Care for Creation” and “God’s Earth is Sacred.”
  • 2004 – Advocated within the church for policies on overpopulation, emissions requirements and limited water resources.

Within larger society, PEC has advocated for such environmental protections as:

  • keeping dangerous chemicals out of personal care products in California
  • stopping the privatization of Ghana’s water
  • protecting wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest
  • upholding current national policies including the Endangered Species Act and the Roadless Area Conservation Rule
  • endorsing the Earth Charter
  • signing and supporting ecumenical statements on caring for God’s creation, such as “God’s Mandate: Care for Creation” and “God’s Earth is Sacred”
  • advocating
    • against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    • against the deletion of domestic environmental programs in the President’s proposed Federal Budget
    • for protection from harmful chemicals in personal care products
    • for a strong Endangered Species Act