Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) [pronounced "equate"]
Earth Quaker Action Team is a grassroots, nonviolent social action group founded by Quakers and inclusive of people of all faiths or no faith, who join with millions of people around the world fighting for our threatened planet.
Earth Quaker Action Team yearns to move toward a place of integrity and right relationship with ourselves, the Religious Society of Friends, and within our global community. The enormity of the problem we call climate change is daunting. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has just hit an all-time high of 400 parts per million, which scientists say the Earth has not seen in 3 million years – prior to the emergence of humans. We face certain catastrophic harm to the commonwealth of life if we do not take immediate action.
Bank Like Appalachia Matters! (BLAM!)
Our current campaign is BLAM! -- a strategic effort to get PNC Bank out of the business of financing mountaintop removal coal mining. We use nonviolent direct action to shine the light on PNC Bank’s lead role as one of the primary financiers of this devastating surface mining practice which has destroyed more than 500 mountains and 2,000 miles of river and streambed in Appalachia.
In this campaign, we are committed to taking the profit out of financing climate change.