Environmental Concerns

The Environmental Concerns Committee provides information to the Meeting via forums and newsletters about environmental issues and encourages sustainable living.

We support an Earth restored including: 1) action on global climate disruption and energy policy, 2) caring for the Earth, 3) sustainable population growth and consumption, and 4) environmental restoration and regeneration.

 
 
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quaker position on the environment

The LMM endorses the four Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) environmental priorities: 

  • Global Climate Disruption and Energy Policy
  • Caring for the Earth 
  • Population and Consumption
  • Environmental Restoration and Regeneration
 
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ECC ENERGY Activities and Issues

  • Installed Solar Panels at Meeting  (2013)
  • Switched to 100% renewable electricity sources for the Meetinghouse
  • Encourages use of renewable electricity sources for member/attender homes.
  • Prepares/distributes annually a listing of renewable electricity sources for homes
 
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Environmental education and action

Recent Forums include:

  • Quaker Panel on the Impact of Fracking in north central PA 
  • Paris Climate Change Conference 
  • NOAA and Climate Change
  • Your Health and Climate Change
  • State of the Air Report for Lancaster County
  • Eco Justice

 

Additional Activities

  • First Day School  (Sunday School): Leads children's’ and Adult sessions on environmental themes
  • Continues to lobby on fracking and gas pipelines
  • Advocates for regional clean water issues - Chesapeake Bay water quality and Lancaster County rivers and streams
  • Stays current on the Three Mile Island shutdown and nuclear waste storage
  • Prepares a list of ‘Environmental Actions for Quaker Households ‘ ( LED bulbs in the home, composting, home energy audits, healthy diets, recycling, and sourcing healthy foods )
 

This is just a sampling of ECC activities.

If any of these issues are of interest to you, please join us !