The Common Good

Liz Schmitt

Creation Care Campaign Associate

Liz Schmitt recently joined Sojourners as the Creation Care Campaign Associate. In this role, she helps with all aspects of Sojourners’ work on climate change and caring for God’s Creation.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College and American University, Liz has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a Master of Public Policy. She has been a passionate advocate for creation care for several years now, in her career in environmental policy and as the Creation Care leader at her church on Capitol Hill.

Liz comes from Upstate New York, where it’s impossible not to fall in love with nature. She grew up hiking, hunting and fishing, and came to Washington to combine her love for God’s creation with her love for politics. In her down time, you can find Liz around town, running or walking with foster rescue dogs, cheering with blind hope for the New York Mets, and attempting to grow something edible in her community garden plot. 

Blog Posts by Liz Schmitt

Posted by Liz Schmitt 8 weeks 4 days ago
The reality of climate change can be tough information to absorb, and if you’ve known for a while, it can just plain get you down. Yes, rising carbon pollution is leading to global warming. The...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 9 weeks 5 days ago
A study came out recently saying that millennials (a category that I apparently fit into) consider ourselves the “post-racial” generation. By and large, young adults think they are the ones who have...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 11 weeks 5 days ago
This week began in song and prayer outside the Environmental Protection Agency.The government employees walking past our prayer circle definitely thought we were unusual; for Sojourners, though,...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 17 weeks 1 day ago
Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic universityJust one week after Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced their decision to become the world’s...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 17 weeks 6 days ago
Last week, Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, announced that the school is divesting its endowment of fossil fuels. It is the first seminary in the world to do so, marking Union’s...

Articles by Liz Schmitt

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