I have always admired Alice Paul, the Quaker activist who secured for women the right to vote, so when I passed this sign in Washington DC last week while attending the annual FEEN (Friends Environmental Education Network) conference, it reminded me that our voices and our actions absolutely make a difference.
Twenty educators and trustees from Friends schools gathered in DC for two days this May to hear from sustainability leaders and to share what we are doing in our schools. This dedicated group, supported by the Friends Council on Education, has met for the past 15 years and is passionately connecting the dots between social and economic justice, non-violence, and protection of our resources and environment. Friends Schools are in the vanguard of the Green Schools movement, and the chance to be with inspiring, dedicated teachers and to encourage each other on the journey towards a just, sustainable future was a gift. This is my fourth FEEN conference, and it never fails to re-galvanize my commitment to sustainability efforts at Westtown and in the broader community. What a group! Continue reading