Breathe – Fresh Air for All: Let’s talk about the climate emergency

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Breathe – Fresh Air for All: Let’s talk about the climate emergency

July 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As Scotland comes into the spotlight hosting COP26 – the United Nations climate talks due in Glasgow this November – we are calling on all Scotland’s churches to join the conversation and take action on the climate emergency.

One of the most powerful ways we can encourage change is in talking, listening and telling our stories. Eco-Congregation Scotland has produced “Let’s talk about the climate emergency“, monthly themed resources to help congregations take part in awareness raising conversations about the climate emergency, encouraging everyone to take action.

Throughout July our theme has been “Breathe – Fresh Air for All“.

We all breathe. Our bodies are programmed to take breaths in and out for us. Breathing is not a function that we are conscious of, until it becomes difficult for us. Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, talks about children enjoying the right to the best possible health, with access to clean water, good food and a clean environment to live in, and lays an obligation on richer countries to help poorer countries achieve this. Yet air pollution is a problem in many parts of the world, including areas of
Scotland. Air pollution has direct links to ill health and the presence of air pollution exacerbates health conditions such as asthma.

Air pollution comes from a variety of sources such as motor vehicles, aircraft, industry, volcanic ash and wildfires. Our actions and choices about the kinds of transport we choose and the goods we purchase can have a direct affect on the ability of children to enjoy their right to as good health as is possible for them.

  • Have you noticed any effects of air pollution in Scotland?

  • How could we reduce our demand for newly manufactured goods?

  • How could we make sure that our use of transport, goods and other services doesn’t stop children enjoying their right to as good health as is possible for them?

  • If you had to make one change to the way you travel or the things you buy tomorrow to help reduce pollution, what would it be?

  • Are there any practical actions that society could take to clean up the air we breathe? 

Download the July resource here.

Monday 26 July 2021 at 7.30pm on Zoom.

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July 26, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Eco-Congregation Scotland
0131 240 2274