Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Maghull Saint James

ECO CHURCH AND FAIRTRADE

We are being encouraged to become eco churches and take part in the award scheme... Eco Church: A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.

Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK represented by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms for farmers and workers in the developing world.
We have renewed our Fairtrade Church status at St James. This means we will use Fairtrade products wherever possible like tea, coffee and sugar. Many of our supermarkets now stock Fair Traded products. Can you make a difference?! Further details from https://www.fairtrade.org.uk

The Meaningful Chocolate Company based in Lymm aims to create a sustainable business that brings together a passion for fair trade and entrepreneurial invention. A huge chunk of their profits are given to charities that have a social good at their heart. Visit their website to see what to order: https://meaningfulchocolate.co.uk/

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REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE- ECO SNIPPET.
Many items get thrown away which with a little thought can be recycled. Here are links we've been given so far…..

Just look up the websites for details of how to donate.

GREENECO-FRIEND https://greenecofriend.co.uk/ shows ways to be more eco-friendly at home. Have a look at their website for tips.

Batteries: Wherever you buy your batteries you can take them back for them to recycle them.

Bicycles: https://recycleyourcycle.org.uk  They have recycled and sold over 5500 bikes raising £160,000.00 for UK charities.

CDs DVDs Books and Games: https://emmaus.org.uk  Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness.

Not many of us don’t take tablets and most of them are in strip packages which will spend a lifetime in landfill.
Superdrug pharmacies are working in conjunction with Terracycle and are now taking back these empty tablet strip packages for recycling. Can you do your bit to stop sending non-recyclable packaging to landfill? Superdrug are supporting Marie Curie as each empty blister pack gets recycled as part of the “Little Packs, Big Impact” Scheme. If you can't take them to a Superdrug with a pharmacy (such as in Ormskirk or the Strand) please take them to church as someone at St Andrew's has volunteered take them.
See the facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/soroptimistspreston/posts/1792521284263625

See website :- https://oceanservice.noaa.gov for 10 simple things you can do to help protect the earth.

Link:- https://terracycle.com Crisp packets made into benches playgrounds and garden beds.

Link:- https://crisppacketproject.com Crisp packets made into blankets and survival sheets for the homeless. Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/2bfhwRwghVA

Plastics: are you confused by recycling plastics? As easy as 1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6 and 7) Please look up this website for an easy guide: https://www.geneseo.edu/sites/default/files/sites/ehs/NYS%20DEC%20recycling%20trifold.pdf

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THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND Environment Bulletin
Link:- https://mailchi.mp/churchofengland/webinars-december2020-from-the-church-of-england-environment-programme-1034420?e=052ac17d5c

The website below gives more info on the Church’s ambitious “net zero carbon” emissions target. A webinar programme is set out which will give useful information. Log into the website: https://www.churchofengland.org/about/policy-and-thinking/our-views/environment-and-climate-change/webinars-getting-net-zero-carbon?mc_cid=5fd31c211e&mc_eid=052ac17d5c#na