ECO-TIPS OF THE MONTH - 2020
- Pledge not to buy any more cards with plastic glitter!
- 'CLIMATE CHANGE IN CANTERBURY - CURRENT PLANS': The Canterbury Society in association with the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership have organised a meeting for Wednesday 19 February at St Thomas' Church Hall, 59 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent for 19.00-19.30 hrs. All welcome. Refreshments served from 19.00 hrs.
- RECYCLING: You can recycle your old mobile phones and tablets until the end of February by dropping them off at the Benefice Office in St Dunstan's Church Hall, which is open every weekday mid-morning.
- 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
- Keep your diary free for Saturday 7 March for our Eco-Fayre Fairtrade event. There will be table demos showing Art with recycling materials, Japanese gift wrapping with fabric etc. Everyone is welcome. St Dunstan's is registered as a Fairtrade Church.
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.