Quakers believe that the earth is a gift that needs to be cherished rather than a resource to be exploited, not just for now but also for future generations. Quakers in Scotland are a member of Stop Climate Chaos.
Previous and current action on climate change includes:
- Responding to the consultation on the proposed Private Members Bill on fracking
- Responding to the Scottish Government consultation on fracking
- Creating a pro-forma for Friends to use to contact MSPs ahead of the Climate Change (Reduction Targets) Scotland Bill.
- Becoming a member of Stop Climate Chaos
The produce of the earth is a gift from our gracious creator to the inhabitants, and to impoverish the earth now to support outward greatness appears to be an injury to the succeeding age.
John Woolman, 1772, Quaker Faith and Practice 25.01