The following links are worth consideration now as we prepare for two climate-related gatherings at Third Haven in the coming weeks and also as we consider the long range plan for our campus.
The first is a link to key Quaker statements on climate change and a list of Quaker organizations working to effect change: https://quakersandclimatechange.com/.
The second is the encyclical on the environment issued by Pope Francis in 2015. It is a truly spiritual, inspiring and comprehensive document and worth reading as we consider our own attitudes and actions on this matter. Please click here to read it.
The following link is an op-ed published in The New York Times: How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change.
Climate Reality Project
Testimonies & Concerns Committee will be hosting a Climate Reality Project, led by Bob Ellis, on Thursday, February 20th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Common Room, Third Haven Meeting, 405 South Washington St, Easton, MD 21601. A pot luck dinner will be served.
We will have some description of local initiatives and ways for people to get involved in this important work. The Climate Reality Project, is a program that empowers people in a community to become climate change activists and equips them with the tools, training and network to achieve solutions and drive change planet wide. There are currently over 20,000 Climate Reality Leaders mobilizing communities in over 150 countries. The Climate Reality Project believes that equity, fairness and the fully engaged voice of frontline communities most impacted by climate change are essential components of an enduring solution. "To solve the climate crisis we must pursue a just transition to a clean energy economy that futures healthy and sustainable communities and ecosystems." We encourage all who are interested in this topic to join us. Contacts: Harvey Zendt to reserve a seat; Beth Mufson if you would like to contribute to the meal.