What would you do if your Quaker Meeting had $500 for an Earthcare Project?
Would you build a butterfly garden? Organize a bike-lending program? Install a solar panel? Educate about the no-waste movement? Build a grey water system?
Each year, QEW offers matching grants of up to $500 to Quaker meetings, churches and other Quaker organizations to support creative projects that foster earthcare.
In 2017, Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica received a grant after the campus was damaged by Tropical Storm Nate. They shared:
“With support from QEW and also a local community foundation, we now have water tanks at the teacher house and at the school that collect and store water to be used in emergencies; and in the case of the teacher house, to be used regularly instead of taxing the local water system...We are now better prepared for future storms, and providing valuable education to the community about sustainable water practices.”
In 2019, we supported these uplifting and creative projects:
· Camp scholarships at Mountain Friends Camp in New Mexico
· Butterfly garden in Fayetteville, AR
· Trash pickup and education in St. Paul, MN
· Solar panels at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica
· Solar project at Durham (NC) Friends Meetinghouse
· Environmental education at Barclay College, KS
These are diverse projects supporting many different Quaker communities.
We need your help raising money so other groups can make their earthcare goals happen.
Can you make a donation? Our goal is to raise $2000 in two weeks.