Month: October 2014

  • You Can’t Have Your Kay(a)k and (H)eat it, Too!

    Shelley Tanenbaum, General Secretary Alaska Friends have a deep connection to their land, as I learned on a recent visit when I facilitated a daylong workshop on earthcare, climate change, and witness in the world. The title of this article was the theme for their annual gathering. For…

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  • A Report from UNFCCC Negotiations

    A Report from UNFCCC Negotiations Lindsey Fielder Cook. QUNO Representative On June 4-15, 2014, international climate change negotiations were held in Bonn, Germany under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These “inter-sessional” negotiations were preparation for the annual UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP). The next…

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  • Four Snapshots from the March

    Mary Gilbert Snapshot 1: Patti Muldoon and I are kneeling on the floor working on a blue cloth rectangle, painting in the letters on the banner we designed: “QUAKER WITNESS.” It should be useful for many events, not just the People’s Climate March. The paint is…

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  • Melting the Ice in Our Hearts

    Shelley Tanenbaum The ice is melting in the north. The only way to change our ways is to melt the ice in our hearts. This is a slightly paraphrased statement from Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, an indigenous leader from Greenland, one of the many inspiring speakers at the…

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  • Letters to Share

    Dear Friends, A carbon tax—widely thought to be the most rational and effective means to reduce fossil fuel and other carbon usage—is not on our government’s current agenda. We can, however, voluntarily tax ourselves and devote the taxes we raise to organizations or projects working to…

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  • When Does a march become a March?

    Roy Taylor, QEW Clerk When does a march become a March? Was it six months ago, when the idea for the People’s Climate March was hatched and the first hundred groups coalesced to bring it forward to the world? That was when QEW got on board as a sponsoring organization.

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