Eileen Flanagan leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, the group that successfully pressured PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Their new campaign integrates racial, economic, and climate justice, the three issues Eileen has cared about most in her life.
Read about Eileen’s new online course, We Were Made for this Moment, for those who feel called to work for a more just, sustainable, and loving society. Beginning February 12, it will include teachings for mind, heart, and spirit.
Eileen speaking at PECO headquarters on February 17, 2016. Earth Quaker Action Team is pushing southeastern Pennsylvania’s utility to make a major shift to rooftop solar and do it in a way that creates local economic benefits. Read more about the Power Local Green Jobs campaign.
Earth Quaker Action Team’s PNC Victory
Interview with Gail Coyle of Friends Journal. Learn how EQAT won on Huffington Post.
Tar Sands Civil Disobedience Action
Eileen represented Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) in the February 13, 2013 civil disobedience action to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, shown below. This story begins her memoir Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope.
In March 2014, Earth Quaker Action Team organized its own civil disobedience action on the Keystone XL pipeline issue. Twenty-nine people, including Eileen, were arrested in that action. Here is a piece she wrote for Salon.com about being part of the campaign that won that fight.