The Friends Meeting House Fund Just Got Greener
The Friends Meeting House Fund launched the Green Meeting House Fund when Quakerbooks and the FGC Gathering wanted to provide the option of carbon offsets for the costs of travel and shipping. These offsets go toward grants to Quaker meetings to green their meeting houses with water- or energy-saving appliances and building materials, energy audits, special projects like green roofs or rain gardens, or other energy-saving improvements that serve the meeting.
Now, the Green Meeting House Fund is open for general donations! Several Quaker organizations, including Quaker Voluntary Service, Pendle Hill, Quaker Institute for the Future, Quaker Earthcare Witness, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s EcoJustice Working Group, have expressed interest in going “zero emissions” through gifts to the Green Meeting House Fund. Is your meeting considering a greening project? Would you like to purchase carbon offsets by contributing to the grant fund? Apply for funds or donate at our website! >>