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Should Quakers Support Climate Engineering?

Ethical Decision‐Making in Risk Environments The rise of complex technologies has thrown ethical decision making for a loop. The risk […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is one of the founders of the Quaker Institute for the Future and is the secretary of its Board.

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Another View on Nuclear Power

We were aghast, and surely we weren’t the only ones, to see such a frighteningly pro‐nuclear article as “A Friend’s […]

Ace Hoffman, an educational software developer who writes frequently about nuclear issues, lives in Carlsbad, Calif. He is the author of DNA and Ionizing Radiation: A Dangerous Mix, available for free download from his website http://www.acehoffman.org. Janette D. Sherman, who attends Alexandria (Va.) Meeting., is an internist and toxicologist, and the author of Life's Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer and Chemical Exposure and Disease. See http://www.janettesherman.com.

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Espere Su Luz

Ciudad del Maíz, in the state of San Luis Potosí, México, is a four‐stoplight town. Posted at the first light […]

A. Laurel Green was a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting for 20 years before moving to Mexico. She teaches English in her village there, and she is co-writing a book about her experiences. She can be reached at [email protected]

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An Addiction that Must Be Broken

With growing awareness of “green” issues, Friends likely share my concern about energy supplies and how we all are going […]

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Life During the Decline of Oil

What is happening in this crazy world? We pay almost $100 to fill our gas tanks and thousands of dollars […]

Ted Inoué, who lives in New Hope, Pa., is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor working as an energy efficiency consultant. He is a founding member of Virescent Communities, a nonprofit organization that is creating a blueprint for the national reduction of the carbon footprint of existing homes. When not analyzing houses, Ted enjoys riding his bicycle around the farmland of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Building a Low‐Energy House

Our family lived in an old farmhouse for nearly 50 years. We spent

Don Laughlin is a member of West Branch (Iowa) Meeting. After release from Civilian Public Service in the 1940s, he and his wife, Lois, joined the staff of Scattergood Friends School for ten years. He also worked as a biomedical engineer at University of Iowa hospitals for 30 years. Now, his great concern is the environment and people's individual attitudes and actions. He is currently part of a co-op that makes biodiesel fuel from used cooking oil.

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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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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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Public Transportation in the Future

Several years ago, my wife and I paid a visit to the Women’s Suffrage Museum in Seneca Falls, N.Y. As […]

Peter Javsicas, a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., heads Pennsylvanians for Transportation Solutions, Inc. (PenTrans), http://www.pentrans.org, a statewide advocacy group that works for adequate public transportation in Pennsylvania.

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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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