Let’s talk about the climate emergency – New Clothes

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Let’s talk about the climate emergency – New Clothes

October 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As Scotland comes into the spotlight hosting COP 26, due in November 2021, it becomes imperative that Scotland’s churches 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 a pack of resources to help congregations begin a series of  awareness raising conversations about the Climate Emergency and to encourage everyone to take action.

Throughout October the focus has been on a “New Clothes”. 

Fast Fashion. Inexpensive clothing, produced quickly so that the latest trends are available almost instantly on the high street. Clothing that may not be of especially good quality, and may end up being thrown away almost as quickly as it is purchased.

Low cost fashion? Perhaps the price paid at the till is low but what about the cost to the planet? Fashion has been credited with producing about 10% of humanity’s carbon footprint, employing poorly paid labour, drying up water sources – 2000 gallons of water are needed to produce one pair of jeans –  polluting rivers and releasing microplastics into the ocean as clothes are washed.

Second hand clothing and swap shops are becoming a more common sight on our high streets. Textile recycling is available in many locations, yet a lot of clothing ends up in landfill.

Conversation starters

  1. “Clothes make a man.” Do you agree or disagree? Why? Is fashion important to you?
  2. What do you do with clothes you no longer want? How have you reused or repurposed old
    clothes? Can you sew or knit?
  3. How do you feel about second hand clothes shops and clothes swaps?

Join us on Zoom, to talk and reflect on thoughts about “New Clothes”.

To register for the event please fill out the form below.  We will send you the link on the day of the event.



October 26, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Eco-Congregation Scotland


Eco-Congregation Scotland
0131 240 2274