Climate Day will provide an opportunity to showcase sustainability work

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Following the “Our Fragile Earth” event two years ago, churches in Sidmouth have worked, like many others, to become more sustainable, but there is still a long way to go, writes Brian Golding on behalf of Sidmouth Parish Church and the Sidmouth Science Festival.

As part of the Science Festival on Saturday October 16, Sidmouth Parish Church will host Sidmouth Climate Day: an opportunity for local sustainability organizations to showcase their work and for locals to learn how ” Net Zero “will be reached in the Sid Valley.

We would like to invite any local organization or business that promotes a more sustainable Sid Valley to showcase what they do on the “Sustainability Marketplace” from 11am to 5pm in the church. If you would like to know more, please contact the organizers via the Sidmouth Science Festival ‘contact’ web page

In a few weeks, government leaders from around the world will meet in Glasgow to decide how the earth’s climate will be changed by human activity.

Living on the coast, we who live in Sidmouth will ultimately be on the front lines as sea levels continue to rise and rainstorms grow stronger in a warming world.

The latest IPCC report unequivocally links the increasingly frequent weather disasters around the world to global warming produced by our burning of fossil fuels: in our homes, in our vehicles, and in the industry that makes the things we consume.

We can save time, with better sea and river defenses, and if the right decisions are made in Glasgow, it may be enough for Sidmouth’s future, but not for millions of people in other countries who haven’t. not our wealth to allow them to build flood walls.

Last week, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church and Anglican Communion, representing more than 1.5 billion Christians around the world, came together to warn us of the consequences of incapacity to act, both individually and together. Recognizing that the earth’s resources are only lent to us for the duration of our life on earth, they state: “Each of us individually must take responsibility for how we use the resources … Together, as communities , churches, cities and nations, we need to change course and discover new ways of working together to break down traditional barriers between people, stop competing for resources and start collaborating … All of us – whoever we are and wherever we are – can play a role in changing our collective response to the unprecedented threat of climate change and environmental degradation. ” Their full statement can be found on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s website at https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org


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