Join the Refill App or visit the Refill UK website. There are hundreds of refill stations across East Kent plus you can buy reusable bottles via the App. World Refill Day is on 16th June. If you haven't done so already, buy yourself a refillable water bottle and hot drinks bottle and pledge never to buy drinks in another single use plastic bottle again. Lobby the government, local businesses or local council to join the reuse and recycle revolution and make single-use plastic a thing of the past.
We are trialling a Fresh Veg Sale from mid-July with produce being displayed in the porch of St Dunstan’s. People will be asked to take what they want and put a donation in the honesty box in the wall inside the church. Please save any surplus veg from your gardens for this sale. Many thanks.
The Benefice Eco-Group invites volunteers to join our Zoom-based eco-group with the aim of helping St Mildred work towards achieving its Bronze Eco Award. We meet on Zoom every 6 weeks and having concentrated on St Dunstan, we are now turning our attention to St Mildred. Any help would be most appreciated. Contact Caroline Blamey via Ana.
There is a booklet available of the deanery meat-free Lent recipes.
Congratulations to St Dunstan's Church on being awarded a Bronze Eco Church Award and big thank you to Caroline and the Eco team for their work on this!
The Deanery Eco-group have compiled 40 meat-free recipes from people across the Deanery. Every day during Lent Rev Jo will send one recipe out with Morning Prayer. Maybe this can be an opportunity to think about the environment and the impact that eating meat has and give some (or all) of the recipes a try.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2022: will focus again on the challenges that climate change brings to farmers in the communities Fairtrade works with. Choose The World You Want Festival 2022 will take place online from 21 Feb to 6 Mar. For more information and how to join, please visit their website.
The deanery eco-group has decided to circulate 40 meatless recipes - one each day - for the theme of 40 Meatless Days of Lent. You are invited to submit your favourite meatless main dish recipe, from which 7 from each church will be selected. Please submit by 14 Feb to Ana on email@example.com who will forward them on. To make it more interesting, we would like your name, why you love it, and if possible, please credit the author/recipe book or where you found it online. Thank you very much. Also, we are resurrecting the Benefice Eco-Group this year. If anyone would like to be involved, you would be very welcome. Please contact Ana. Meetings will be by Zoom for the time being.