It is with great sadness and loss to record the death of Michael Dower in early November. He worked tirelessly to increase our concern for and awareness of the environment and take care of it. He was passionate that we take action to reduce Climate Change. Many will remember his enthusiasm and accomplishment in tree planting locally. His passing at the time of COP27 should encourage us to work for the aims announced at the end of the conference.
November 27th marked the beginning of Advent. This season is a time for reflection and gives us an opportunity to think of those countries most challenged and affected by climate change.
Transform Trade invites us to sign up to the Injustice Advent Calendar. This provides us with 24 simple ways to make the world a better place. It is free and takes less than 5 minutes to complete each day. It is linked to a selection of world-changing organisations.
Other ways to support social and global justice include:
Buying Christmas cards and gifts from organisations such as Traidcraft, Christian Aid, Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow), or Embrace the Middle East.
Use non-glitter or alternative wrapping paper such as newspaper, brown paper tied up with raffia.
Support the Beaminster Foodbank with donations of food or money to enable struggling families to be provided with a Christmas food hamper.