Seattle Scientologists Promote the Benefits of an Attractive, Sustainable Environment

“Help Take Care of the Planet” was the theme of the 2023 International Day of Happiness open house at the Church of Scientology in Seattle.

On July 12, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that each year, March 20 would mark International Day of Happiness, “recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world.”

Three years later, the UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the belief these will lead to well-being and happiness. These goals seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet.

At a Seattle open house and community forum, the Church of Scientology stressed supporting these goals by taking care of the planet through local community projects. The program featured the Seattle Public Utilities grassroots Adopt-a-Street program and the 50th anniversary of Seattle’s P-Patch gardens.

Jenny Frankl, program manager for the Adopt-a-Street program, thanked the Scientology Environmental Task Force and volunteers with the Seattle Chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation for joining the Adopt-a-Street program at its inception in 1992. According to the website, “The “Adopt a Street” program is Seattle’s grassroots litter-removal program. It allows volunteers to clean up hundreds of miles of Seattle’s city streets where they live, work, school, play, and pray.”

Bob Grubbs, lead with the UpGarden P-Patch in Seattle introduced those attending to the program that promotes organic urban agriculture on community-stewarded open spaces.
Bob Grubbs, with the UpGarden P-Patch in Seattle, introduced the program, which promotes organic urban agriculture on community-stewarded open spaces.

“Our volunteers are celebrating their 31st year of service this year keeping their adopted streets clean and litter-free,” said Rev. Ann Pearce of the Church of Scientology. “We invite everyone to get involved in cleaning, improving and sustaining our environment which does bring personal happiness and impacts neighborhoods in a positive way.”

Scientology churches around the world sponsor chapters of The Way to Happiness Foundation including the Seattle chapter, which promote the precepts in author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard’s book The Way to Happiness. “Safeguard and improve your environment” is one of the precepts in the book that advances common-sense values that have brought happiness and self-respect to millions.

The Way to Happiness has been embraced by more than 250,000 groups and individuals, with some 115 million copies distributed in 115 languages in 186 nations. It holds the Guinness World Record as the single most-translated nonreligious book and fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society.

The book’s common-sense values bring calm to communities torn by violence, peace to areas ravaged by civil strife, and self-respect to millions of individuals. The work of humanitarians using The Way to Happiness in their communities and countries is documented in the original series Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network. 

Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320, DIRECTV STREAM, AT&T U-verse and can be streamed at, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

The Church of Scientology of Seattle is an Ideal Scientology Church, dedicated by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige in July 2010. The Church is configured to serve its parishioners in their ascent to spiritual freedom and to serve as a resource for the entire community.

For more information, visit the website of the Church of Scientology Seattle.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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