Winchester Eco Seminar

Ruth Valerio from Tearfund led the Eco and climate action seminar for Winchester Diocese on 14 January 2020. @acbchurch has produced this edited transcript. Time stamps {00:00} refer to the original recording which is published here by the Diocese of Winchester Environment and available directly at Soundcloud. Headings, emphases, interpolations and editing decisions are entirely …

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Dr Ruth Valerio (Tearfund) speaks to crowd

Upside down kingdom: climate in crisis

Our common home is in pain: on fire, flooding and melting. At the Eco and Climate Action seminar in Winchester Bishop Tim Daykin and Dr Ruth Valerio outlined steps to activate churches so that the climate crisis is reflected in how they each, give, pray, speak out and live faithfully. You can listen to her …

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Pass the printed word

If you get newsletters and magazines from charities that you support please share the information by passing them on to others rather than throwing them away. Passing on publications like the excellent journal from A Rocha UK, or other useful publications is a socially and ecologically sound think to do. It’s our Eco Tip for …

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Recycling as part of daily life

Please recycle. Please also take recycling to collection points as part of journeys you have to make anyway: to work, to shop, for leisure. Otherwise your journey adds unnecessary pollution. Reduce Reuse, Recycle We encourage recycling by our congregations. We also strongly encourage two other approaches: Reducing the amount we consume, and re-useing what we …

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Plastic: stopping single use

Take the challenge: Cut out single use plastic this month. Single use plastics are a major problem for recycling, cause global heating and support the oil extraction industries. Taking the PlasticPledge from Tearfund might help kick start your efforts. Single use plastics are found in packaging, hygiene items and are especially common and unnecessary in …

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Borrow your next book

Borrow some of books you need from a library rather than buying them. Support libraries – there are social, environmental and community benefits. – The Eco Tip for the ninth Sunday after Trinity 2019. Twitter Waste and Energy Buying books has an environmental cost. It doesn’t matter whether you buy digital or print products. With …

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