David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 on plastics in the ocean concentrated our minds on what damage plastic is doing to our natural world —how widespread and pervasive this pollution has become. Plastic-free July, a global campaign which challenges us to help solve this problem by refusing single-use plastics, is detailed at: www.plasticfreejuly.org (Note: by using a ‘Guppy’ bag, we can also reduce the minute plastic fibres that enter our waters when synthetic clothes are washed.)
A talking point arises on Earth Overshoot Day, when our global over-consumption in a given year exceeds the Earth’s power to regenerate. This phenomenon first occurred in the early 70s. It is now expected to fall on July 29th, moving forward from August 1st last year and from August 3rd in 2017. Whilst we may make little difference working alone, we can all help to change opinion, and persuade business and government to reduce our wastage of resources.
Can we work with others to delay Overshoot Day’s annual arrival?
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MEETING FOR WORSHIP:
Sunday 10.30–11.30 am
Wednesday 7–7.45 pm
Children’s meeting is held on the second Sunday of every month.
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