KPC’s ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE ACTION GROUP
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24)
Here at KPC we are committed to Caring for God’s Creation and Loving our Neighbour. In 2021, we decided to become an Eco Church. An Eco Church cares for God’s earth in many different ways, encompassing worship, buildings and land, lifestyle, food and community engagement. Read the facts on climate change here.
LATEST NEWS – 24th January 2022 2-4pm Churches’ Refugee Network meeting on Zoom on the climate emergency and its impact on our brothers and sisters across the world – click here for more information.
‘Save the date!’ 7.30pm Saturday 26th February 2022: Fairtrade Wine Tasting – join us to taste some delicious wines and hear the Fairtrade story behind them. Venue: St John’s Hall, Knowle. Tickets will be on sale from 30th January – details on where to buy them will be shared on the KPC website soon!
We publish a monthly newsletter on all things Eco. Click here to read the latest edition.
COP26 (Glasgow November 2021) was a critical summit for global climate action. To have a chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees, global emissions must halve by 2030 and reach ‘net-zero’ by 2050. The 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report underscores it is still possible to achieve the 1.5-degree-target but only if unprecedented action is taken now.
To see a summary from Tearfund (Ruth Valerio) on how COP26 went please click here.
Living our lives as sustainably as possible is a lifelong journey for all of us. Here you can find different resources to help you on that journey.
With Christmas coming up, now is a good time to think about how we can gift more sustainably. For lots of ideas on zero waste, eco and ethical gifts, have a look at this helpful guide.
Much of the plastic that cannot be recycled at kerbside, so called ‘soft plastics’ can now be recycled at supermarkets. Soft plastics spring back when you scrunch them in your hand: items such as bread bags, fruit and veg packaging, crisp packets, salad bags, baby and pet food pouches and biscuit and cake wrappers. Local drop off points currently are, Sainsburys, Dorridge and 24 Hour Tesco in Shirley.
Some carbon footprint calculators are linked to carbon offsetting schemes. The issue of carbon offsetting is complex. You should use a UK based calculator as some of the carbon emissions come from how our country is set up.
How can I be involved?
The issue of Climate Change affects all aspects of our lives. Whatever you are interested in, there is something that you can contribute. We are keen to involve as many people as possible in our efforts at KPC. Please do get in contact with Claire Carter via the parish office for more details email email@example.com
During Autumn 2021 homegroups were encouraged to look at the issue of Climate Change and Christianity. For those of you not in homegroups, the resources they used were as follows and you can access them via the internet.
Tenants of the King. Operation Noah – study guide
Tenants of the King. Operation Noah – You Tube
Please check back here for details of upcoming events. We will publish a full calendar of events soon.