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 5 weeks 16 hours 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 5 weeks 5 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...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 7 weeks 5 days ago
"The Clean Power Plan is a great step forward for our country in taking climate change seriously. It’s clear that President Obama cares about the legacy he leaves to today and into future generations...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 8 weeks 23 hours ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released its new plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the first policy of its kind. This plan will cut carbon dioxide pollution from existing...
Posted by Liz Schmitt 8 weeks 3 days ago
Two weeks ago in Soma, Turkey, a coal mine explosion left 301 people dead. It was the country’s worst mining disaster, but it wasn’t the first — and it wasn’t the last, as multiple fatal accidents...

Articles by Liz Schmitt

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