New Jersey Area Climate Change Resources

Fossil-Protest

The NJEJA (the Alliance)

was founded in 2001 by a broad-based group of community, (traditional) environmental, faith, labor, academic, and civil rights organizations and individuals concerned about the increasing siting of toxic and hazardous facilities in communities of color and low-income communities. Many of these communities (also called “EJ communities”) were already burdened with large concentrations of pollution and the adverse health, economic, educational, and overall quality of life impacts associated with pollution.

Quaker Earthcare Witness

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Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is a network of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address ecological and social crises from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies, including continuing revelation.

Quaker Earthcare Witness Mini-Grants

QEW has grants available for Quaker projects that have the primary purpose of benefiting the environment and/or promoting environmental awareness and education among Friends and the larger spirit-led world.

PYM Eco-Justice Collaborative

Ecological destruction, income inequality and racial injustice cannot be treated as isolated concerns. We may be called to focus on different aspects of the whole, but without awareness of that whole, our work will fall short. Traditional Quaker testimonies highlight both the connections among these concerns and the imperative to act.

Renewable Electricity in New Jersey

There are two 100% renewable suppliers in southern NJ: Community Energy, based in Radnor PA, offers 100% renewable (99% PJM wind, 1% NJ solar) for an additional 2.7 cents per kilowatt hour. This is simply added to what ACE or PSE&G currently bills for “supply,” which is about 12 cents per kwh. To learn about Community’s particulars, go to their website and enter your zip code.  Sterling Planet, based near Atlanta GA, offers Renewable Energy Certificates for small, medium, and large homes on their website: https://www.communityenergyinc.com/ and https://www.sterlingplanet.com/
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NJ Community Solar

The Community Solar Energy Pilot Program will enable utility customers to participate in a solar energy project that is remotely located from their property. Program literature and additional information can be found below:
Ruth Darlington, co-clerk of the Eco-Justice Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and Alden Meyer, who works to build coalitions for action on climate change at the national and international level, talk about ways they and others can become involved in the effort to address climate change. Alden and Ruth also reflect on how their beliefs as Quakers provide a strong foundation for these efforts. Suggestions for engaging elected officials are also included.
If your Meeting is involved with Climate Change we would love to hear from you!

Up Coming Events

Muscle Building for Peace and Justice: A nonviolent workout routine for the 21st century with Pamela Haines and Hayley Hathaway
Wednesday, May 19
7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern/4:00 - 5:30 pm Pacific
What would it mean to develop and practice a non-violent workout routine to build our muscles as peace, justice and climate activists? In this evening session, we will explore the potential of building such a routine, practicing with a few of the many muscles involved (listening and connecting, engaging in conflict and repair, listening for and speaking truth, facing grief, and cultivating hope and courage).
Pamela Haines works in early childhood education and leads family play groups in Philadelphia. She has a passion for the earth and economic integrity, loves repair of all kinds, and has published on the skills of peace-building and faith and economics. Her latest books are Money and Soul and That Clear and Certain Sound.
Hayley Hathaway is Quaker Earthcare Witness' Communications Coordinator. She wants to talk with you about alternative economics, local climate activism, organic farming, and building a more dynamic and spiritually deep Quaker community.

Register here: https://secure.quakerearthcare.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=288

QEW @ 50? 100? Beyond? Come and Explore with Living Mirror Playback Theatre! and Beverly G. Ward
Sunday, May 23
4:00 - 5:30 Eastern/ 1:00 - 2:30 Pacific
You are invited to a Playback Theatre Performance! Fast forward to the year 2037, Quaker Earthcare Witness enters its 50th year. Living Mirror Playback Theatre will join Quaker Earthcare Witness in envisioning QEW at 50 years and beyond through playback theatre, a form of improvisational theatre based on stories or experiences audience members share from their lives.
Living Mirror Playback Theater is made up of artists and social activists who are dedicated to use Playback theatre in schools, agencies, and communities. LMPT performances foster audience engagement, giving voice and bearing witness to diverse human experiences.
Beverly G. Ward, a member of Living Mirror Playback Theater, is the Field Secretary for Earthcare for Southeastern Yearly Meeting.

Register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcuqrrjwjGtOc4SO3POHwwPwr30GydBVQ%20

Worship Sharing with QEW and Friends General Conference
Wednesday, May 26
8:00 - 9:15 pm Eastern/5:00 - 6:30 pm Pacific

Quaker Earthcare Witness is hosting monthly online worship sharing groups in partnership with Friends General Conference. Together we are creating more opportunities for Friends to be in spiritual community with one another. Join with Friends from across North America over Zoom to worship together.

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