Living a Green Life with St Mary's Church
“All things come from you O God and of your own do we give You" : 1 Chronicles
Live Green Live with right intention towards
God’s world through:
- Green Homes and garden spaces
- Eco Households
- Eating Green
- Slow fashion
- Natural Beauty
- Back to basics at Christmas
Weekly Eco-Tips (St Mary’s/ Norwood Green)
February 27th/ March 6th
Try to purchase products (such as tea, coffee, bananas and sugar) which are registered with the Fairtrade Foundation or Rainforest Alliance.
February 21st- March 6th marks Fairtrade Fortnight.
· Try to find out about, support or start up a local clean-up project which works on improving land or waterways in your area.
(For example, in Norwood Green, you may feel led to support A Rocha, Southall Rewilding, National Trust or British Waterways)
Try to switch an item from your kitchen or for cleaning/laundry to a product which does not contain harmful chemicals.
Try to switch an item from your bathroom to a product which does not contain harmful chemicals.
Try to give or raise money for a charity providing clean water and sanitation in areas of need, such as Water Aid.
Try to grow your own produces or forage (for example, by picking herbs on a walk) wherever possible.
(Today marks Holy Week, as we look to the hope of the risen Lord Jesus)
Try to plant a tree or shrub for the spring season –or ask the Woodland Trust to plant one for you.
· (As today is Easter Sunday, you might see this as a symbol of new life)
Try to include local seasonal produce in your shopping to support biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions.
Try to reduce your paper use this week and use paper which is 100% recycled or supporting sustainable forests.
Try to recycle unused/ not needed paper in your kitchen and living room this week (eg spare leaflets, adverts).
Try to support financially an organisation, such as Christian Aid or Tearfund in relieving communities affected by, for example, climate breakdown.
· This week marks Christian Aid Week 2022.
Try to reduce your use of single-use plastic at home and on the move.
Try to, where possible, recycle soft plastics at local supermarket collection points.
For further information or if you have any questions about our green living, please click here to email David.
As an individual, in your homes, your workplaces and in your neighbourhood, you might also like to:
Sign up for the Church of England Environment Programme newsletter: www.cofe.io/Environews
Look on https://climatevision.co.uk - can we complete the Top 10 pledges?
Lobby your MP and local councillor
Cut your carbon footprint by switching to “green energy “suppliers
Encourage a school near you to become an Eco School if it isn’t already.