Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: Echo Valley Hope

Echo Valley Hope is an educational and charitable 501(c)3 raising the voice of peace and sustainable living. Echo Valley Hope’s mission is to support the well-being of all people and the earth. Join us each Sunday at 2 pm for our weekly Widening the Circle series. The topic on Jan 23rd: Addressing Climate Change Through Climate Justice with John Peck.


We acknowledge the possibility of peace, and that everyone holds that possibility within. We promote communication among people, celebrate diversity, and support our shared humanity. Read Humanity Rising.

We recognize our relationship to the earth is primary to our humanity. We support efforts to protect the earth and to promote peaceful reclamation. Read our Environmental Stewardship Pledge.

Earth’s finite nature and limited resources coupled with humankind’s ability to extract, transport and utilize these resources at will, have led us to a precarious moment. Our waters are being corrupted; our forests are being destroyed.  We are facing an environmental crisis on a global scale that is causing the largest movement of human beings in known history as people seek sustainable lives for themselves and their children. In the midst of the destruction and chaos, we are becoming aware of our interconnectedness with one another and all life. And we are being challenged to change.

Debates rage over the need for conservation and protection of the environment versus the needs of energy, security and jobs. The hand on the till has been more vocal and more powerful than the hand on the tiller – until now. In the midst of the talk there are people who are taking action. There are people planting trees, and discovering better practices that will allow the earth to feed everyone. There are people doing the seemingly impossible, withstanding militarized police and governments bent on maintaining dying systems of energy, in nonviolent and peaceful ways. People are galvanizing a leaderless movement around the Earth and saying, “It is time for change” and pursuing paths as Gandhi once invited us to, “Live simply so that others may simply live”.

Find us on Facebook at Echo Valley Hope and Peace First and Ending War



Widening the Circle is a series of zoom calls on Sundays from January through March 2022. They feature diverse ideas and participants to enrich our understanding of one another and to open doors to greater understanding and conversation. The calls are free and open to everyone. Click on the event for information to register and to receive a passcode.

January 23, 2 pm CST Addressing Climate Change Through Climate Justice with John Peck


Echo Valley Hope

Contact: Dena Eakles
Address: E14604 Cty Rd F, Ontario, WI 54651
Phone: 608-337-4578