Earth Day – Thursday 22nd April

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The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™. Get involved or find out more on their website.

Test your knowledge or learn something new using the Earth Day quizzes.

If you’re at home, you can still take a simple advocacy action: make an Earth Day sign for your window! Find out how here.

For children and families:

🌍 Little Bins for Little Hands, 21 Earth day activities for Kids…/

🌱 Buggy and Buddy, 15 Meaningful Earth day activities for Kids…/

♻️ Earth Day Song | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | The three Rs of Recycling on YouTube

What are Holy Trinity Dunfermline doing?

One of our Youth Leader’s, Rachel, has been selected as one of Christian Aid’s Prophetic Activist’s working alongside other young people across the UK to learn, campaign and advocate for climate justice over this year.

We also have new doors on the way for our porch, this is to create a more welcoming entrance but it also acts as a heat barrier to keep the valuable heat inside the building and reducing our energy consumption.

Our Lent study group this year was focused on the climate crisis with exciting discussions for what our churches are doing and what more we can do in the future – more on this to be released soon!

Members have protested in the Global Climate Strike:

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The town, Dunfermline, is the sixth and largest community in Scotland to receive Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage for the work it has done to reduce the impact of single-use plastic, more can be found here.

motion passed at last year’s General Synod of the SEC setting the target of zero carbon emissions by the church by 2030*. ‘We cannot challenge others if we do not challenge ourselves’ was the message from the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

“We have questions of what sort of investments we place our money into but also questions about how we heat our churches, how often and how far we travel, about the resources we use to run this institution.
We need to get our own house in order if we are to keep putting pressure on the governments and industries of the world. You can’t challenge others if we don’t challenge ourselves.”

What next?

Christian Aid week from 10 – 16 May 2021 is focused on “the climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.” Find out more here.

Get Involved

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Watch the sermon from Sunday about being present for Jesus with all our anxieties including for the planet: