Living sustainably – meeting the Pisac challenge

Just over a year ago, Friends gathered in Pisac, Peru, for the FWCC World Plenary Meeting.

During the Plenary, Friends agreed a minute on Living Sustainably and Sustaining Life on Earth, which asks all Yearly Meetings to:

1. Initiate at least two concrete actions on sustainability within the next 12 months. These may build on existing projects of individuals or monthly meetings or they may be new initiatives. We ask that they encourage Young Friends to play key roles. We ask that meetings minute the progress and results, so as to share them with FWCC and Quaker meetings.

2. Support individuals and groups in their meetings who feel called to take action on sustainability.

3. Support the work done by Quaker organisations such as the Quaker United Nations Office and the Quaker Council for European Affairs to ensure that international agreements and their implementation support sustainability.

We know that many Yearly Meetings, groups and individual Friends have taken up these challenges, and we are keen to know the details of what your YM has been doing.

Please send us minutes, reports, photos etc. to  so that we can share your YM’s response to these challenges with the world.

We also welcome reports from individual meetings and churches as well as individual Friends.

Thank you.