Earthcare Witness Toolkit for Meetings
The Earthcare Witness Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to help you learn about Earthcare concerns, discern your own leadings in specific Earthcare areas, reduce consumption, save energy, and grow in awareness about the interrelatedness of our choices and their impact on the planet.
What Does the Toolkit Contain?
Each Earthcare Witness Toolkit includes the following resources:
- Earthcare for Friends, a 250-page spiral bound study guide for individuals and faith communities
- Three recently published issues of BeFriending Creation, the bi-monthly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness
- Walking Gently on the Earth: An Earthcare Checklist, by Jack Phillips
- Healing Ourselves and the Earth, by Elizabeth G. Watson
Additionally, each toolkit contains the following Quaker Earthcare Witness pamphlets:
- Contemplative Action in the Time of Climate Change
- How Eco-Friendly Is Your Meeting House? A Five-Star Rating System
- Earthcare, Our Spiritual Journey Home
- The Spiritual Dimension—Why We Care for the Earth
- Peace on Earth, Peace with Earth
- Healthy Food, Healthy Planet
- Food for a Healthy, Just, and Peaceable Planet
- Mindful Living, Mindful Giving
- Friends and Renewable Energy
- Water Is Life
- Friends, Money, and the Earth
- Human-Induced Climate Change: A Spiritual Perspective
How Do We Get the Toolkit?
Request a copy of our Earthcare Witness Toolkit for Meetings by emailing email@example.com.
What Does the Toolkit Cost?
We request a contribution of $35 (or any amount as you feel so led) to cover the costs of printing and shipping the toolkit. We don’t want cost to be a prohibiting factor, however, so please request the kit even if you can’t make a donation at this time.
Share Your Stories and Stay in Touch!
We’d also love to hear what your meeting does with the resources! We have an area on our website devoted to “What Meetings Are Doing,” designed to inspire other meetings across North America who are seeking to grow and share their Earthcare efforts. Please send your meeting's Earthcare stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of Friends with Quaker Earthcare Witness have considerable experience in various aspects of Earthcare work and would be willing to talk with you and your meeting to help you discern your next steps in developing an Earthcare initiative. We have recently started to develop discussion forums available online where you connect with Friends across the world who share your Earthcare concerns.
Specifically, you may want to visit and contribute to the following forums: