ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE ACTION at KPC
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24).
Video: Click on the tree to see how we’re addressing our energy use at KPC
We publish a monthly newsletter on all things Eco. Click here to read the latest Eco news.
Our volunteers have been counting species of wildlife in the churchyard – use our identification guide here to see what you can spot.
Shopping to reduce waste – in Knowle
Several of our local shops in Knowle, as well as delivery services can help us reduce our waste by offering to fill our own containers.
Click to download a list of local shops.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.