Sharing the things you have
Let’s talk about the climate emergency – Sharing the
Let’s talk about the climate emergency – Sharing the things you have
Monday 30 August 2021
7.30pm – 8.30pm
As Scotland comes into the spotlight hosting the COP26 climate conference, it becomes imperative that our churches take action on the Climate Emergency.
One of the most powerful ways we can encourage change is in talking, listening and telling our stories. Eco-Congregation Scotland has produced ‘Let’s talk about the climate emergency‘ – a pack of resources with monthly themes to help congregations hold awareness raising conversations and encourage everyone to act.
Throughout August the focus has been on “Sharing the things you have”.
Tools and gadgets. We seem to be obsessed with them. Have you any of the following items sitting in a cupboard, shed or garage at home: steam wallpaper stripper, powerwasher, long ladder, tree loppers, sewing machine, steam cleaner? If you do, how often do you use them? Do they sit on the shelf for most of the year?
All these tools have a cost to the planet to produce – they contain mineral resources, and the manufacturing processes have a cost in terms of the amount of carbon produced in making the goods. Are they items that you need to own or could you hire, or share them with friends and neighbours?
We’Il investigate tool libraries and repair cafes, discussing the idea of a circular economy, repurposing something that would otherwise be thrown away.
Join us to talk and reflect on what we could do to share all that we have.
Breakout discussions will ensure all taking part in small groups. Please register using the link below. Now and in coming months – let’s talk about the climate emergency.