Believing peace on earth cannot happen without peace with the earth, Friends hold a deep spiritual concern about the environment shared by all life forms. Quaker Earthcare Witness (, which has members across the US, Canada, and Central America, grew from a commitment to protect and hold in reverence the earth’s ecological integrity. QEW provides support and encouragement for Friends to better integrate spiritual stewardship of the planet into our traditional testimonies. Members of Monadnock meeting have participated and shared these concerns at the local and Yearly Meeting levels. Rod Zwirner, a former teacher at the Meeting School and long-time member of Monadnock Meeting, is active with the international organization.