QEW mini grants 2011


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1. Quaker Earthcare Witness Mini-Grants 2011 Ruth Hamilton, Outgoing Clerk Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, N.C. Piedmont Friends Fellowship Bill Holcombe, Incoming Clerk…
  • 1. Quaker Earthcare Witness Mini-Grants 2011 Ruth Hamilton, Outgoing Clerk Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, N.C. Piedmont Friends Fellowship Bill Holcombe, Incoming Clerk Housatonic (CT) MM NYYM
  • 2. QEW Mini-Grants <ul><li>Environmental project matching grants for Quaker meetings and associated groups </li></ul><ul><li>2011: Grants up to $500 grant applicants match from their budget or by fund-raising </li></ul><ul><li>Grant application deadline: May 2, 2011. </li></ul>
  • 3. IMYM 2009 plans Mountain Friends Camp
  • 4. Plork- play & work Preparing the mortar to plaster a shed
  • 5. Restoring the Spring at Cibola Canyon, N.M.
  • 6. Earth Quaker Bike Trip June 2008 eight Quakers pedaled 300 miles thru PA to FGC in Earth witness.
  • 7. Chapel Hill Friends Meeting/ Chapel Hill Early School Edible Perennial “ Nibble Garden” Enhanced playground includes blueberries, hardy kiwi, grapes, passion fruit, and hazelnuts integrated into safe and kid-friendly playground.
  • 8. Energy Class Scattergood (Iowa) Friends School students participated in experiential energy conservation class March-May of 2010, led by energy expert/QEW member, David Abazs.  From No. MN they canoed down the Mississippi River. giving presentations along way to schools, churches and other interested groups. 
  • 9. Happy Students on Mississippi River
  • 10. Sustainability Group presents to classroom
  • 11. Milwaukee Friends Meeting, Wis. Project for Anita Koenen Land Preserve Milwaukee Friends Meeting worships in a meetinghouse constructed on the Anita and Jacob Koenen Land Preserve. Project includes removal of the invasive & restoration of indigenous flora and fauna.
  • 12. Richmond IN Friends School Garden provides learnings for children including seasonal cycles and life cycles and joys of healthy eating!
  • 13. Richmond Friends School Composter
  • 16. Pima Friends, Tucson Ariz. Ithaca Meeting, Ithaca, N.Y. Low flush toilets
  • 17. Illinois Yearly Meeting Green Roof for Kitchen
  • 18. Green Roof Plants & Containers
  • 19. Newton Monthly Meeting, Camden, N.J. Drip irrigation for the garden and native plants .
  • 20. Newton Meeting House Oasis in midst of urban blight area.
  • 21. Gwynedd, PA and Dover NH Meetings receive energy star refrigerators. Dover Meeting implements manual mowing.
  • 22. Olney Friends School, Barnesville, OH School symposium on vision and energy conservation
  • 23. Homewood Meeting Solar Energy Project Baltimore, Md. <ul><li>Panels cover half roof. </li></ul><ul><li>Electric meter runs backwards on sunny days and on full moon. </li></ul><ul><li>Solar sys. size 7.2 kW </li></ul><ul><li>Produces 715 kWh mo. </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly savings $1,296 </li></ul><ul><li>Fund raisers, a concert, three yard sales, and a t-shirt sales and the mini-grant paid for the system . </li></ul>
  • 24. How YOU can help: <ul><li>CONTRIBUTE to mini-grant fund with a fund-raiser or by direct contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions of carbon offsets for trips and individual donations can be donated to QEW for the Mini-Grant Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan an environmental project for your Quaker meeting, church, or group. </li></ul><ul><li>Application resides : <www.quakerearthcare.org>. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Bill Holcombe at bholc7@hotmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: May 2, 2011. </li></ul>
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