Each Sunday in January and February 2017, we had a short ‘Green Spot’ when a member of our community shared a concern and a call to action, in the face of the growing challenge of Climate Change. This initiative was led by Liz Holt who gave a ‘Small Corner Reflection’ in January to speak in more detail about her personal response to Climate Change – you can read her reflection here.
Here’s a quick roundup of what was presented during the Green Spots including useful links to follow up:
Elspeth – used her badger puppet (Bridget) to highlight flooding and the threats to other creatures as a result of the climate crisis.
Liz – shared in small corner Sunday about failures to communicate the climate crisis (you can read the talk here: http://lizholt.co.uk/2017/01/
Margaret – shared with Rhiannah about the progress that Scotland has made towards its climate targets, and encouraged us all to switch to green energy providers. The website www.greenelectricity.org has a list of green energy providers and relative costs. With some providers (including the big 6) you can select a green tariff, but they still also deal with electricity produced using coal, oil, nuclear etc. Others only provide energy from renewable sources. These include: Bulb www.bulb.co.uk Ecotricity www.ecotricity.co.uk Green Star Energy www.mygreenstarenergy.co.uk Good energywww.goodenergy.co.uk LoCO2 www.loco2energy.com
Rupert – made a green smoothie on the communion table while talking about methaney cow burps and that cutting our meat consumption is an important, easy way to help in the climate crisis.
Danielle – talked about connecting the dots with other people, showing how the climate crisis directly impacts on things, people and issues we care about the most today. https://uk.whogivesacrap.org/
Flick – talked about the fracking public consultation open until May for us all to voice our objections to fracking. https://act.foe.scot/take-