The mission of Friends Energy Project is to keep Friends informed of developments in energy policy, problems and solutions for climate change, and necessary action, including methods for changing individual and social behavior. FEP acknowledges information isn’t sufficient; we need the tools to change ourselves and society. Our understanding of the issues and what we need to do to influence society is always changing—please join us by contributing your understanding.
No Friend represents all Friends. The ideas expressed are those of the authors.
Friends Energy Project was initiated by
Karen Street and Peter Trier, both long-time Quakers and members of
Berkeley Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Pacific Yearly Meeting
(unprogrammed). Together they worked closely with others in Berkeley
Monthly Meeting, in Pacific Yearly Meeting, and throughout the United
States on energy and environmental concerns from 1995 until Peter’s
health failed. Peter died in 2005, and Karen continues this effort in
Peter had a long-term interest in ethics. His PhD thesis, in philosophy, The Ethics of Individualism, focused on why individuals make ethical choices.
Karen taught high school physics and math, then lost hearing in 1994. She describes how she became interested energy and the environment in A Friend's Path to Nuclear Power.
Friends Energy Project has a role to play as Friends grapple with questions on all these topics. If you want to write on any of these topics, contact Karen Street.