Christian Aid are sponsoring the screening of a film about climate change at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 7pm. The event is free but tickets are required. For booking information see the CCA web site here.
The poorest people are on the frontline of climate change. Their livelihoods are often dependent on subsistence agriculture and many such communities live in areas especially vulnerable to drought, high winds and rising sea levels. Climate change is adding further risk and unpredictability, as human activity exacerbates the problem.
Many scientists predict that with the current rate of global carbon emissions, about 30 million more people will go hungry in the next two decades as agricultural yields diminish, and between 1 and 3 billion people will suffer acute water shortages. If nothing is done to stem a rise of 2C in global average temperatures by 2050, 250 million people may be forced to leave their homes to seek food and water elsewhere.
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, with the poorest Bolivians being from indigenous groups. Yet while the carbon footprint of most Bolivians is tiny, they are already suffering from the effects of climate change.
In this film John Vidal reports from La Paz where Bolivians are living with the effects of climate change every day. Their president has called for an urgent 50% cut in emissions – action that is essential for the country’s survival
Join us for a screening of the documentary film followed by an expert panel discussion and Q&A exploring the issues of climate change and poverty.
Christian Aid and Eco-Congrergation Scotland are holding a climate change roadshow at Burnside Blairbeth Church on Wednesday 20th June. This is aimed at churches who have an interest in international development issues but are not currently involved in environmental issues.
The evening will consist of presentations and interactive workshops from both organisations. These will address the issue of why Christians should be concerned about climate change and caring for creation as well as practical ideas and information about Christian Aid’s work helping people affected by climate change.
Wednesday 20th June at 7pm we are starting from Dalbeattie Museum, 81 High Street, Dalbeattie DG5 4BS!
This will be an informal evening tour giving you a chance to enjoy a whole host of interesting and fun activities: a private viewing of Dalbeattie museum, seeing and hearing about the local allotment project – starting from an empty field a couple of years ago, they now have 48 productive plots, visiting the historic Dalbeattie port and restoration project and just chatting with like-minded people from other churches.
Full details are given in the poster: Dalbeattie Walk
We would be grateful if you could circulate the poster within your congregation or parish and to local contacts. Please also print out and display the poster in a prominent position, if you can.
This is a Dumfries and Galloway Eco-Congregation Network event and all are welcome, whether or not your church is involved in eco-congregation – please come and join us!
We are proud to announce that Jackie Baillie MSP will present the Eco-Congregation Scotland award to Alexandria Parish Church on Saturday 23rd June at 10:30am.
The Fairtrade Cafe and the Bookroom will be open and the event is open to anyone who would like to attend! Please click on the link for directions: http://www.alexandriaparishchurch.co.uk/
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Twenty volunteers from the three Eco-congregations in Helensburgh cleaned the beach from Kidston Park to Cairndhu.
The rubbish had mainly been washed up from the River Clyde, but there was also a large amount of peoples food litter. The group removed several large items of furniture, piping and pallets. The smaller items in great number were plastic bottle tops and cotton bud sticks. The local churches do this beach clean each year. This year there were fewer big items like tyres, but more smaller items like cans and bottles. The beach would look so much better, if people took more care disposing of their rubbish.
Pictured below are some of the Eco-Congregation volunteers.