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MONDAY 26 APRIL 2021

Today’s Eco tips

Buy energy efficient 

Electrical appliances are becoming more efficient by the year. What’s more, many countries now show how efficient particular products are, meaning you can make an informed choice. Whether it’s buying energy-saving light bulbs or choosing appliances with a high energy star rating, you can make your home more eco-friendly. Additionally, make sure to turn off and unplug anything you’re not using. 

Use less water 

It takes energy and resources to process and deliver water to our homes. What’s more, it’s also quite energy-intensive to heat it once it’s there. So, by using less, you can help the environment and lower your carbon footprint. Try turning off the taps when brushing your teeth, having short showers rather than baths, and only boiling the water you need. 

 

Change your diet

The food we eat can have a significant impact on the environment. For example, meat and dairy products require a lot of land, water and energy to produce. They also create a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas. What’s more, food shipped from overseas uses a lot more resources than local produce. 

By eating fewer animal products, especially red meat, (or choosing a plant-based diet) and shopping for locally sourced food, you can make a big difference.  Why not support your local farmers’ market?

 

 

 

 

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MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021

Eco Monday and some more tips

Say no to flyers, freebies, pamphlets, business cards and other items commonly handed out at events.

Donate clothing and household items to non-profit organizations.

Clean your home with old t-shirts cut into rags instead of paper towels or disposable wipes.

Buy food in bulk to reduce packaging waste. Take your own glass jar to bulk foods counters. Take reusable shopping bags to the grocery store.

Invest in a reusable safety razor.

Buy fresh produce from local farmers’ markets or start a community garden.

Start a compost pile in your backyard for kitchen scraps.

Buy clothing from secondhand sources

MONDAY 5 APRIL 2021

ITS ECO MONDAY

Eco Monday and here are some ideas for growing food from scratch. You do not even need a garden for some just a sunny windowsill.

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MONDAY 29 MARCH 2021

ITS ECO MONDAY

On Eco Monday Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Living

  • Step 1: Turn it off. …

  • Step 2: Invest in eco-friendly technology. …

  • Step 3: Switch to renewables. …

  • Step 4: Eat less meat. …

  • Step 5: Don’t waste food. …

  • Step 6: Compost. …

  • Step 7: Recycle everything. …

  • Step 8: Try to cut out plastic.

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MONDAY 22 MARCH 2021

ITS ECO MONDAY

Eco Monday and some more tips to help reduce plastic waste.

If you’re a gardener use plastic butter containers, yoghurt pots, etc. to plant seeds/seedlings

Buy larger sizes of bathroom and kitchen liquids Hotel toiletry packs often include a shower cap. These can be reused as bowl covers in the fridge

Use a razor with a disposable blade rather than a disposable razor

Buy grocery items, e.g. sugar, rice, flour, etc. wrapped in paper bags rather than plastic bags

Food for thought – could you be eating your fleece sweater!!

Yoga pants, fleece jackets and the microplastics dilemma (Greenbiz).

 

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MONDAY 15 MARCH 2021

ITS ECO MONDAY

Reducing Plastic Waste

Use re-usable silicone lids for covering bowls in the fridge instead of clingfilm.

Silicon is a plastic but can be used again and again.

Use washable fabric covers to cover bowls. You could even make your own: cut circles of leftover fabric/old sheeting, make a hem around the edge and insert elastic. If sewing is not your thing keep the fabric in place with an elastic band.

No products with microbeads. Look around your bathroom and see what you can replace with non-plastic products.

Glass or reusable plastic containers for the fridge rather than freezer bags.

Taking non-plastic bags to the supermarket for fruit and vegetables.

 


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MONDAY 8 MARCH 2021

ITS ECO MONDAY

Eco Monday and here are some amazing facts just released. Keep up the good work and make our world a better place!

 

 

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MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2021

ITS ECO MONDAY AND RECEIVED THIS FROM OUR CHURCH LEO FIONA (Local Environmental Officer) IT ASKS THE QUESTION ‘WHAT ARE THE CHURCHES DOING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?’ Could churches do more to fight climate change? Both the Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis have spoken out about climate change in recent years, but some young Christians say they want to see more action in their own churches. A recent survey of young Christians suggested that a large proportion of young people questioned were concerned about climate change, but around two-thirds had never heard a Sunday sermon on the issue.

 

THURSDAY 18 FEB 2021

Attached the Church of England  Lent Challenge.

‘For Anglicans Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation. It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our life. This is a challenge to give up single-use plastics-to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation.’

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Could you make just one change for Lent? Move to a green supplier or encourage someone else to. #greeningthechurch How can we become better at caring for creation and improving our lives and the lives of others through healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable living? If you‘ve been meaning for a while now to switch to green energy, go plastic free, change your method of transport then make Lent 2021 (Wednesday 17 February) the time to start or give something up that benefits nature and helps address climate change

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MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2021

PLASTIC FREE FEBRUARY Plastic is a wonderful material, it is resistant, malleable, durable – and cheap compared with other materials on the market. Over time, it has become the most used material, especially with regard to home and personal items. Since 1950, more than a tonne of plastic has been produced for every person alive today. With consumption comes waste, and here, the characteristics of plastics have a negative effect. It is very resistant and slow to degrade. It has become the most discarded and dumped material in our rivers, soil and seas. More than 150 million tonnes of plastic has already entered the oceans and another 11 million tonnes will end up there each future year, with almost 1,000 marine species known to be contaminated by the waste.

 

FROM VICKY PACEY AT ST ANDREWS

Good afternoon everyone

This is just a quick note to wish you a Happy and Safe February and to remind you of the churches pledge to creation with a reduction of use of plastics this month.

Plastic Free February has the purpose of trying to reduce the amount of plastics we use. We will do this, as much as we are able, by monitoring and reducing our personal use of plastic at home.

Tips for starting:

  1. Look carefully at labels, some of the personal products like body creams and gels are full of microplastic. Try to avoid them!

  2. Use your own cloth bags when buying your vegetables and bread. Nowadays you can buy vegetables without using a plastic bag, weighing them at the checkout and using your cloth bag to take them home.

  3. Avoid double packaging! Biscuits, cookies and some other products come in small bags. Avoid those!

  4. Try to buy a detergent that can clean windows, counters and ovens, instead of buy 3 different ones. Also for bathroom products.

  5. Every time you can, buy products in a glass bottle instead of in a plastic bottle.

  6. Plastic water bottles are a big issue in Mallorca but why not consider a water filter, either the jug variety or the type which screws onto your tap?  Or look to having your water delivered? Our church council has various suggestions for this and will be happy to give you advice or contact details.

In general

  • Reduce your consumption,

  • Reuse what you already have,

  • Refuse to accept what you don’t want,

  • Recycle what you can’t use anymore

Please join us, even if you are not registering how much you reduce.  Every little helps.  Thank you.

Blessings and prayers

Vicky

 

 

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The Anglican community are going green! Our churches have appointed 2 Local Environment officers (or LEO’s) to oversee this important project. They are Fiona Laird in the Palma church and Vicky Pacey in Puerto Pollensa. In future our Monday Webpage will be full of tips and ideas to help you join in. Today the Palma church are appealing for old cards (Christmas, Birthday etc) as they have a group of ladies who recycle these and sell them for church funds. If you can help they can be dropped off at the church on Monday or Wednesday between 9am and Ipm or on Sunday morning when we have 2 services at 10am and 12 noon. Thank you.

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