Earlham College 2013

Each year since 2008 we have been hosting a group of students from Earlham College during January.  Earlham College is a tertiary institute in Richmond Indiana which is informed by a tradition of Quaker values. The students are here for a semester in environmental and cultural studies. Until 2011 they...

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Solar Array

  It was a year today that this solar array was installed at the Quaker Settlement so thought it would be good to update on what it has harvested in its first year of operation  Over the year the total production was 13.12 MEGAwatt hours (that is 13,000 units).  Some...

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Powershift Cyclists

On Saturday 24th November we hosted eleven cyclists on their way, by low carbon transport, to Auckland  for the Powershift Conference  http://powershift.org.nz/ Some of them had started in Dunedin with others joining along the way. One of the organisers of the conference grew up at the Settlement and we were...

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Queens Birthday 2012

Queen’s birthday is our traditional work weekend when F/friends from around the country come along and help us with some of the big outside jobs.  It is a weekend for work, fun and reconnection with communal work, laughter, music and song including a Sunday night concert. Here are some photos...

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