St Mary’s Eco Church Group
Happy Sustainable and Eco Friendly New Year to You All.
Well, I am excited to say, that we have been able to carry on with our Eco journey via the FB page. Do have a look and subscribe. It would be wonderful to say we have a physical meeting coming up but sadly that cannot be the case in these pandemic times.
How’s your Eco journey going? Remember, small changes in and around home make a big difference. Perhaps you could start by looking at the cleaning products you use. Many
chemicals in these products contain harmful ingredients to our environment, e.g. detergents, preservatives, foaming agents etc. Perhaps consider just changing one product this month, for
one that contains no synthetic ingredients. These are becoming more popular in supermarkets now, due to public demand. More to come next month. Let us know how you get on.
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENT
22 February to 7 March 2021
This will be an online event this year hosted by the
Fairtrade Foundation. Watch out on our Facebook Eco page (address below) for further details. Do come and join in. Think what you want the world to look like. We all play our part. Between now and
7 March we will be sharing some Fairtrade YouTube films. They are short clips that explainmore about the impact of Fairtrade in developing countries. Climate change is one of their (and ours) biggest challenges right now.
What Fairtrade says - Fairtrade is about social, economic and environmental justice. These are built into our standards and drive everything we do. A root cause of the inability to adapt to and mitigate climate change is poverty. More money in the hands of farmers is needed if they are to adapt and survive the climate
crisis. Choosing Fairtrade fights for improvements in producers’ livelihoods with collective strength through co-ops and their bargaining power, the protection of a Minimum Price and
Fairtrade Premiums. In 2019, Fairtrade also launched an ambitious new living incomes campaign to lead the way to a sustainable future for cocoa farmers. A living income would provide farmers with a decent standard of living – enough to cover all their cocoa farming costs and enough to cover their basic human rights, like a nutritious diet, children’s education and healthcare. Only when they have met these basic needs can they start to meet the challenges
of our changing climate. We hope you find it interesting, informative and thought provoking.
Do visit our Facebook page which is growing steadily and has lots of local information on it. Just follow us and like our page. Visit https://www.facebook.com/stmaryseco For any further
information please contact Revd Graham Coles or Tricia West by email: firstname.lastname@example.org