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Friends and the Consumption and Generation of Electricity

My perception is that present discussion and advocacy among Friends concerning generating electricity has not matured into a robust discernment […]

Gordon Thompson attends Yonge Street Meeting in Newmarket, Ont. He is the manager for business development for a company that manufactures equipment that switches and controls electricity. He is also the current chair of Canadian Friends Historical Association.

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Earthcare from the Cubicle

Easing your Workplace into Sustainable Practices One Monday morning, red wiggler worms greeted my co‐worker from the coffee machine. And […]

Bonnie Ehri lives in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a self-employed bookkeeper and a graduate student in Education. She volunteers at Greensgrow Farm and occasionally at Friends Journal.

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Rethinking Sustainability

The Earth is full of systems that continually increase the possibilities for life. Yet we humans in the environmental movement […]

Jens Braun is a member of Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. Currently, he spends his time farming and slow-building his family's house in the Quaker Intentional Village in Canaan, N.Y.

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Green, Sustainable, or Vernacular?

Green A supporter of a social and political movement that espouses global environmental protection, bioregionalism, social responsibility, and nonviolence sus·tain […]

Jens Braun is a member of Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. He currently spends his time farming and slow-building his family's house in the Quaker Intentional Village in Canaan, N.Y.

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Zeri: A Philosophy and Methodology to Reinvent the World

Many Friends have become increasingly concerned that our current economic system is not sustainable. Clearly, a perpetual growth economy is […]

Hollister Knowlton is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting, active in Philadephia Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Working Group and Friends Traveling for Peace, Justice, and an Earth Restored; a member of the Policy Committee of FCNL; and clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness (formerly Friends Committee on Unity with Nature). She gave up her car and became a vegan in 1994 for environmental, social, and animal justice reasons and took early retirement at the end of 2003 to devote her life to furthering ecological sustainability and healing our human-Earth relationship.

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A Friend’s Path to Nuclear Power

Over a decade ago, I held opinions about nuclear energy similar to those of many Friends. I worked against nuclear […]

Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, began working on energy and environmental issues in 1995, with an early focus on climate change. Her interest groups and weekend retreats cover a range of issues: understanding the science and impacts of climate change, examining our own greenhouse gas emissions and motivations for change, energy policy and technology updates, nuclear power, corporate response to climate change, and informed activism.

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Climate Change, Quakerism, and a Transformed Life

It was a blind date with a rising executive with General Motors that did it. It was the late 1980s […]

Hollister Knowlton, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness of the Americas and clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Working Group.

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Putting the Nuclear Genie Back in the Lamp

We are warned through folk tales and other kinds of traditional wisdom of the folly of seeking superhuman powers. For […]

Louis Cox, a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting, is publications coordinator for Quaker Earthcare Witness.

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Compromising on Climate Change

Once, before I ever imagined working for a Quaker lobby on Capitol Hill, a longtime friend of mine who works […]

Joelle Maruniak is interning with Friends Committee on National Legislation. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Mo.

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The Iraq War and its Implications for Quakers

Every day, the war in Iraq gets more deadly and less defensible. Regardless of what the U.S. government says, the […]

Maya Porter, a freelance editor and writer, is a member of Fayetteville (Ark.) Meeting. She has been a political and community activist for many years.

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