Buchlyvie & Gartmore

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Eco Congregation

The parish churches in Buchlyvie and Gartmore have registered as Eco-Congregations, recognising that, for Christians, caring for the Earth is a proper response to a loving creating God. Eco-Congregation Scotland provides a variety of helpful resources and ideas. Just before Lockdown we had put out a survey, enquiring about measures to reduce home energy use, to start to gauge interest and build a bank of people who would share their experiences, good or bad, with others considering similar measures. 


As conditions allow we would hope to arrange community events or workshops on such topics as upcycling, growing food, repairing and altering clothes, home composting, reducing your carbon footprint, cooking with leftovers or maybe even toolshare schemes or swapshops. To do this we need a small team of people concerned about environmental issues, from any church or none. Events would be for the whole community so the wider the representation the better. If you would be happy to be involved in any way please get in touch by using the church email address.

Greener Christmas suggestions
2021-12-02 13:40 What impact will your Christmas have on the planet? We hear tales about, or maybe remember, times when the delights of Christmas were a tangerine and an apple in the toe of a sock and, if we were very lucky, a second hand bike. Maybe that owed something to wartime rationing, but year by year expectations rise and the ‘norm’ shifts, but at what cost to humanity? Surely what really counts is the love and care each gift represents between the giver and recipient, but shouldn’t we also bear in mind unwanted effects on the climate, natural resources and consequently the lives of ...
Green tips
2021-08-03 13:08 Let washing up water cool down, then pour onto a bed or into a pot. Plants are needing all the extra water they can get.   There’s still time to plant a courgette or marrow plant on top of a finished compost heap - it will be very happy.
A few recycling ideas for gardeners this month
2021-05-26 12:00 You can avoid buying plastic pots if you make your own. Use strips of newspaper wrapped round a jar, fold and tuck in the bottom then slip it off the jar, to make a pot. ‘Paper Potters’ are a good investment, and children quickly become adept at turning out pots by the dozen!    If, like some of us, you are using ‘Who Gives A Crap’ toilet rolls (look online), the cardboard inner tube is very sturdy and makes a great safe planter for baby leeks. Just pop the leek inside, water carefully and as the leek grows, the pot will hold it securely and help to blanch t...