Eco-Church News Feb 2020

The latest Eco-Church news and events.

The issues of Climate Change highlight the fact we are a Global Community. The choices we make on how we live, what we buy, how much we consume in terms of Energy, Food, Clothing, & other world resources affect all humanity & the living world. The wild fires in Australia added to the continuing burning of the Amazon forest have been a wake up call to us all. These will rapidly worsen Climate Change which is known to put the poorer populations & developing countries at greater risk.

Towards the end of this month we will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight starting February 24. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. It may be hard to swallow but many of the people behind our most-loved food still live in extreme poverty. It is a scandal that behind the sweet delight of chocolate lies the bitter taste of exploitation.

The UK chocolate industry is worth at least £4 billion each year. And yet the average cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, where 60% of all cocoa is grown, makes less than 75p a day. This is well below the extreme poverty line of around £1.40 per day. NB Please support our Coffee Morning, Saturday March 7 Strode Room 10:30 to 12:00.

Theme for February – Fairtrade
Working for Justice & a Fairer World. Check out our Beaminster Church ECO Board.

  • Feb 2 – Look/ Ask for Fairtrade food you shop for groceries.
  • Feb 9 – Check out companies that exercise fair trade ( computer or list on our ECO board.
  • Feb 16 – Buy ethical & fair trade clothing brands if possible.
  • Feb 23 Ask if Fairtrade coffee/tea is available when you visit cafes.