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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.
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 others particularly in the third world?
Christmas doesn’t have to cost the earth! For instance, have you considered:
For wrapping gifts
For gifts themselves