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SEYM Earthcare Committee

TThe SEYM Earthcare Committee brings Friends together to network on issues of climate change, sustainability, environmental protection, biodiversity and restoration, climate justice, and environmental education. We lead workshops, and collaborate on suggesting and implementing actions and advocacy that SEYM, Meetings, and individual Friends can engage in.

Get Involved! Our committee meetings are open to all members and attenders of SEYM Meetings and Worship Groups. We meet at Yearly Meeting, Fall and Winter Interim Business Meetings, and online. Contact the Earthcare Committee

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Field Secretary for Earthcare

Beverly Ward

The Field Secretary for Earthcare (FSE) assists Southeastern Yearly Meeting and its Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups in discernment and implementation of projects and activities that promote care for the earth, and links SEYM efforts with the wider Quaker world.

Beverly Ward has been serving in this position since 2016. She is available to visit Meetings and Worship Groups, and to lead workshops for both adults and youth on a wide range of topics.

Beverly also connects us to the wider Quaker world. She has been serving as co-clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness, where she also leads workshops. She works with the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), serves on the QEW United Nations Working Group, is a corporate member to AFSC, and is our representative to the Florida Council of Churches. She performs pieces related to Earthcare as part of the Bohn Jeverly Theatrical Troupe, is an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) facilitator, and teaches cultural/applied anthropology at USF.

Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups may invite the Field Secretary for Earthcare to visit by contacting Beverly:

fsEarthcare@seymquakers.org
813.928.8823

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SEYM Community Preparedness

SEYM Community Preparedness

Part of climate resilience is being prepared for disasters. SEYM Friends have met online to discuss how individuals, families, Meetings, Worship Groups, and our wider communities can respond when facing extreme events such as hurricanes, storms, rising temperatures, or other hardships.

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Climate Change Theatre Action: A Means of Discernment

Climate Change Theatre Action: A Means of Discernment

Since 2017, John Heimburg and I have collaborated with Climate Change Theatre Action, performing as the Bohn Jeverly Theatre Troupe. Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide festival of short plays about the climate crisis presented every two years to coincide with the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Earthcare Workshop Offerings 2023

Earthcare Workshop Offerings 2023

Field Secretary for Earthcare Beverly Ward is available to visit Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups within SEYM to present workshops or to help them discern their leadings in advocacy or activism in care for the earth. She can meet with you in person or online. Below...

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Friends Organizations

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Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is a network of Quakers inspiring Spirit-led action for ecological integrity and environmental justice. They offer online workshops and worship sharing, an Earthcare for Children Curriculum, pamphlets and resources.

Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is a grassroots, nonviolent action group that carries out effective campaigns in the northeast region. 

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is the Quaker lobby in Washington, DC, working for legislation on many Friends priorities, including climate, climate justice, environmental protection, and more. “We Seek An Earth Restored.”

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) works at the multilateral level to promote effective, fair and ambitious climate action and environmental protection. 

 Quakers & Climate Change is a portal for Quaker climate action across the globe.

Quaker Institute of the Future (QIF) publishes research-based documents on a variety of Earthcare topics. Visit the QIF Publications page. 

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