Sharing God's Love
ECO CHURCH UPDATE
This month, many of us are thinking about Christmas – presents and cards for those we care about.
We can be more eco-friendly by
· Restricting the gift giving – agree in your family to perhaps only buy for the children. Everyone else probably has all they need
Giving your time – perhaps as ‘vouchers’ they can redeem – 1 hour of babysitting for example while Mum goes to have her hair cut.
Buying experiences, not ‘things’. Cinema tickets, theatre tickets are a good place to start
Checking you’re not buying too much plastic – I’m looking at you, Christmas Crackers !
Buying from charity shops – many items are ‘good as new’ and you’re helping someone else with your purchase.
Buying and sending fewer cards – but when you do, buy cards that benefit a charity and remember to recycle afterwards. You can also use this magazine’s Christmas greetings option
Making something for someone, or giving them a cutting from your garden
Our Eco Church initiative is run under the guidelines of an organisation called A Rocha. You can discover more about them at https://arocha.org.uk/
Do you know about your personal carbon footprint? Go to www.footprint.wwf.org.uk to take a simple survey and find out more.
Also to cut emissions, on other occasions, always try to carshare please!
Remember the Three R's - REDUCE - REUSE- RECYCLE
Try using www.ecosia.org as your 'go to' search engine
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