Bethesda Friends Meeting's Environmental Sustainability Group (ESG) was formed in 2015 under the auspices of the Peace & Social Justice Committee. ESG seeks to educate ourselves and others via study, discussion, and public presentations about the earth's environmental threats, pursuing a path toward a stable climate for God's creation. All are welcome to participate.
BFM kids visit & learn & compost at Dream Catcher Meadows farm and rescue sanctuary
On October 29, 2023, Susan Rich taught us about restorative agriculture, biodynamic farming, and in ground composting with hands-on experiences. We touched the newly formed soil, held earthworms and toads, fed and walked with the rescue animals, and enjoyed mindfulness while forest bathing. All in an afternoon at Susan's Dream Catcher Meadows farm. What a lovely fall day for children and adults from Bethesda Friends Meeting!
BFM friends take the icy plunge: For the work of CCAN, for our Earth, and for our children and creatures
BFM Friends Travis Gallagher and Dan Walker both took the CCAN 'Keep Winter Cold' plunge on February 11, 2023.
All went smoothly, and between them they raised more than $2,400, mostly from BFM donations.
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Concern for Earth
It would go a long way to caution and direct people in their use of the world that they would be better studied and known in the creation of it. For how could man find the confidence to abuse it, while they should see the Great Creator stare them in the face, in all and every part thereof? — William Penn, 1693
If we call for reduction in fossil fuels, will this not cause hardship? Can we balance our lives with the need to protect earth's climate? Are alternative energy sources available, to meet human needs?