Sustainability Resources

Use these resources to strengthen the collective Quaker voice on sustainability. Support the climate movement by downloading and sharing these videos, posters, case studies and other materials. If you have any resources you would like to share with Friends worldwide, please email us.

Understand the history of Friends engagement in sustainability through viewing the FWCC Sustainability Timeline (png).

Quaker case studies: Sustainability in Action

Learn how Quaker meetings and churches around the world are responding to the climate crisis. If you would like to share your story as a case study, please contact us.

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Personal testimonies: Facing the Challenge of Climate Change as Friends

Read personal stories about the climate witness of Friends:

Videos

These videos can be used to support Quaker work for earth justice at the local level. We encourage you to watch the videos with others in your meeting or church, followed by a structured sharing session, to discern how the Spirit is inviting you to act in response to the multiple interlocking ecological issues affecting creation.

Do you want to record your story as a video? If so, please contact us.

Youtube links and transcripts from the speakers at the Online Sustainability Conference

On 22nd February 2020, FWCC held an online conference with over 300 Friends around the world to ask ‘How does God call us to act?’. The conference had five speakers from across the FWCC sections and our Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva.

Watch the speaker videos from the conference:

  1. Speaker One – Lindsey Fielder Cook
  2. Speaker Two – Cherice Bock
  3. Speaker Three – Cris De La Cruz
  4. Speaker Four – Esther Mombo
  5. Speaker Five  – Anya Nanning Murphy

All the videos have English, Spanish, and French subtitles.

Download and view the PDFs of the speaker’s transcripts.

  1. Speaker One – Lindsey Fielder Cook’s transcript
  2. Speaker Two – Cherice Bock’s transcript 
  3. Speaker Three – Cris De La Cruz’s transcript 
  4. Speaker Four – Esther Mombo’s transcript 
  5. Speaker Five – Anya Nanning Ramamurphy’s transcript    

Quaker Sustainability Toolkits

Podcasts

    • A Quaker Take: On Climate Change – In this episode, Quakers in Britain talk to Susanna Mattingly from Friends World Committee for Consultation about the role of Quakers in the wider climate movement and what Quaker action to tackle climate breakdown looks like in different parts of the world.

Climate Change in the time of COVID-19

During the global coronavirus pandemic, many of our work slowed, but the cliamte reaserch has grown.  Below are a list of external links to webinars, suggested ways to build back economies after COVID19 and more. Many have compared the corona virus to climate change sped up, where decision makers juggling economic, moral, and scientific factors which is fed by complex science.

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP)

COP stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’ and is the annual climate summit of the United Nations’ climate body, with this year being the 26th summit. COP26 will be co-hosted by the UK and Italy.

Posters

 

Quaker and other spiritual resources

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