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Let’s talk about the climate emergency – Healthy transport?
June 28, 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 June our theme has been “Healthy transport“.
Transport emissions are Scotland’s single largest source of greenhouse gases, accounting for 36% and only reducing 0.5% since the 1990s.
Where you live and where you work will make a difference to the kinds of transport you use. If you live in a city with good public transport links, that may be your preferred way of getting around. If you live in the countryside with few buses going near your home you may rely on having your own car or motorbike to get to out and about, even to go to the nearest shops. If you don’t have far to go from home to work perhaps you simply walk, roll in your wheelchair or take your bike.
Some types of transport have a larger impact on the environment than others. Engines that use fossil fuels have a larger carbon footprint and so do more harm to the planet than electric vehicles. Using public transport is better as one engine gets many people around.
Active travel by foot, bike and wheelchair is even better. It’s healthy for us and the planet too.
What transport choices do you make?
Download the June resource here.
Monday 28 June 2021 at 7.30pm on Zoom.
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