ECO-TIPS OF THE MONTH - 2020
Buy Fairtrade food as often as possible to support farmers and give them a fair wage. It is Fairtrade Fortnight from Monday 24 February to Sunday 8 March 2020. Take a look at this clip about Fairtrade chocolate.
- RECYCLING IN CANTERBURY. Here are some ideas of where and what you can recycle.
- DIY WITH NEWSPAPER: Now we have to spend much more time at home, why not have a go at making Liz Parson's newspaper DIY items that she showed us at the Eco-Fayre? Green bin origami, seed pots, firelighters and tote bags.
- Pledge not to buy any more cards with plastic glitter!
- COLLECTIONS: There are collection pots at the back of St Dunstan's Church for: 1) Plastic bottle tops for LUSH 2) Crisp packets for Air Ambulance and 3) Used stamps for Hospital League of Friends. There is also a box to you to add any suggestions or tips for eco-living.
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: to join the friendly St Dunstan's Eco-Church group to help spread the initiative to St Mildred's and St Peter's Churches in the Benefice. The aim is to work towards the Benefice attaining the bronze award in the A Rocha Eco-Church scheme. Contact the Rector, Rev Jo Richards
Make a New Year's resolution not to buy wrapping paper this year. Use fabric instead and follow YouTube demonstrations on how to wrap presents in the Japanese style. Purchase fabric cheaply either on-line, or find off-cuts at haberdashery shops or charity shops in Canterbury. No more wastage of paper and no more sticky tape!
Here are some suggested YouTube clips:
NOTE: The Benefice is registered with the A Rocha Eco-Church programme.