Some of our ECO Church Team joined with BAEG in Beaminster Big Green Day on the last day of September. The weather was good and the stalls were informative, interesting, and colourful.
Children enjoyed making model bees and ladybirds with Helen and participating in collage and crafts with Kirsty (from Broadwindsor). I manned the Carbon Zero ECO Church Project display which many were interested in.
Pippa was out in the square with produce from the Beaminster allotments. Information on Dorset Wildlife, Bridport Local Energy, bees, hedgehogs, birds, rewilding, Friends of the Earth all added interest, Bridport Electric Bicycles to try in the playing fields.
Broadwindsor Allotments produced three tables of produce in the hall. Waste Not Want Not had a table full of its goods for sale and a colourful repurposed clothing stall showed what could be achieved.
Community Fridge, the Co-op, and Town Council took part in the Skyrm Room where the WI served refreshments, including their 100 cheese scones and 100 buttermilk scones donated by Wobbly Cottage all went. Clipper Teas had a refreshment van in the square.
Donations went towards tree planting in the area. A successful day.
On September 22nd three members of ECO Church went to Salisbury Diocese DAC Awards Event to be presented with the Award for Environment for St Mary’s Church Carbon Zero Project. A great achievement.
Avoid returns for clothes from online shopping. Most of returns end up in landfill. Try re-purposed clothing, second hand clothes from charity shops and high street stores instead.