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partnering for a

Sustainable

Future

in river falls, Wisconsin
About

ABOUT hope for creation

The mission of Hope for Creation is to create a hopeful, ecologically sustainable future for River Falls through interfaith collaboration, education, partnerships, advocacy, and action.

 

Hope for Creation was formed in 2014 and continues to grow. The partnership welcomes anyone to participate and does not require affiliation with any of the partner congregations nor any faith community.

Sustainability pledge

Sustainability takes many varied forms, and many of us are already engaged in sustainability practices in the River Falls community. The purpose of this Pledge Commitment is to encourage everyone in our homes, schools, churches, workplaces, businesses, and organizations to consider ways they are and are not living sustainably. We are asking everyone to find actions they can take to be more sustainable on a daily basis in order to reimagine our community as a place where everyone sees sustainability as a shared responsibility. 

 

Sustainability is defined as the meeting of our present social, economic, and environmental justice needs without compromising the lives of future generations. 

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Pledge for Individuals, Families, & Households

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Pledge for Organizations, Businesses, & Churches

Need some help setting some goals to help you become more sustainable? Check out the SMART Goal file to the right for examples!

Pledge
Events

  • Celebrate the Earth - Unite in Prayer & Action!
    Celebrate the Earth - Unite in Prayer & Action!
    Sun, Sep 24
    Ezekiel Lutheran Church
    Sep 24, 5:00 PM
    Ezekiel Lutheran Church, 202 S 2nd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Sep 24, 5:00 PM
    Ezekiel Lutheran Church, 202 S 2nd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    River Sunday--Service of Reflection
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  • Celebrate the Earth - Unite in Prayer & Action!
    Celebrate the Earth - Unite in Prayer & Action!
    Sun, Oct 01
    First Congressional Church
    Oct 01, 5:00 PM
    First Congressional Church, 110 N 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 01, 5:00 PM
    First Congressional Church, 110 N 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Prayers for Endangered Animals--Service of Reflection and Blessings
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  • Film Screening: "Native Seeds: Supplying Restoration"
    Film Screening: "Native Seeds: Supplying Restoration"
    Wed, Oct 04
    North Hall Auditorium Room 222
    Oct 04, 6:30 PM
    North Hall Auditorium Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 04, 6:30 PM
    North Hall Auditorium Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    60-Minute Feature Length Screening. Popcorn and beverages provided. Screening presented by: UWRF Sustainability and UWRF Ecological Restoration Institute
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  • UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification
    UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification
    Wed, Oct 11
    North Hall Room 222
    Oct 11, 6:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 11, 6:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Buyer Be Fair looks at two major trade goods -- timber and coffee -- to find out how certification works and whether it helps the world's poor, and their lands. Can the lessons from certification of timber, by the Forest Stewardship Council, and coffee, by Fair Trade, be applied to other products?
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  • Hope for Creation Monthly Meeting
    Hope for Creation Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Oct 12
    St. Croix Valley Innovation Center
    Oct 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    St. Croix Valley Innovation Center, 1091 Sutherland Ave, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    St. Croix Valley Innovation Center, 1091 Sutherland Ave, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
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  • An Evening at Hope
    An Evening at Hope
    Sat, Oct 14
    River Falls
    Oct 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    River Falls, 3337 Kingsbarn Ave, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    River Falls, 3337 Kingsbarn Ave, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    We are excited to announce the return of Hope's social event of the fall, now called An Evening at Hope! Music, food, and fun will be the order of the evening, at our beautiful Winds of the Spirit Pavilion. Valuable items will be available for auction, with auction proceeds going to a local charity.
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  • Outdoors for All
    Outdoors for All
    Wed, Oct 18
    UW-River Falls University Center
    Oct 18, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    UW-River Falls University Center, East, 501 Wild Rose Ave, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 18, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    UW-River Falls University Center, East, 501 Wild Rose Ave, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    A Community Conversation about Nature, Health, and Equity
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  • Sustainable Living
    Sustainable Living
    Thu, Oct 26
    UWRF North Hall Auditorium room 222
    Oct 26, 6:30 PM
    UWRF North Hall Auditorium room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Oct 26, 6:30 PM
    UWRF North Hall Auditorium room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Sustainable living! What does it mean? What does it have to do with me? What can I do and why should I bother? Meet 3 women living in western Wisconsin who each are making an effort to live more sustainably in some profound ways which you may find inspiring.
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  • UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Thirst For Justice
    UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Thirst For Justice
    Wed, Nov 15
    North Hall Room 222
    Nov 15, 6:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Nov 15, 6:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Thirst for Justice follows Janene Yazzie, a Navajo mother of two, as she searches for the source of contamination in the school water supply in Sanders, AZ, on the Navajo Nation. When the epic movement for water justice ignites in Standing Rock, Janene is compelled to join.
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  • UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste
    UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste
    Wed, Feb 07
    North Hall Room 222
    Feb 07, 2024, 7:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Feb 07, 2024, 7:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Racing to Zero examines our society's garbage practices in terms of consumption, preparation, use and production, and discovers some amazing solutions in San Francisco, which is successfully taking the necessary steps to reach zero waste.
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  • UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Anthropocene
    UWRF Sustainability Film Series--Anthropocene
    Wed, Apr 10
    North Hall Room 222
    Apr 10, 2024, 6:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    Apr 10, 2024, 6:00 PM
    North Hall Room 222, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
    A Working Group of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene - a planet shaped more by mankind than nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene, supplemented by archival footage, award-winning stills and interviews.
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Opportunities for Involvement

              Opportunity:

Spiritual/Relational Committee

Systemic Solutions Committee

Communications & Outreach

Earth Fest 2023

Are you interested in making a financial contribution to support the efforts of Hope for Creation? Please see these instructions for making a donation. We thank you for your support!

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Member Organizations

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Unitarian Universalist Society

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First Covenant Church

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Partner Organizations

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