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Just Life – Reduce … Reuse… Recycle

Some updates about Terracycle recycling: Thanks to all those who have saved Activia Yogurt pots and passed them on to Nicky Hatherell for recycling. This recycling stream is now being closed so please pass any pots you have to Nicky by Sunday 15th June. Nicky will still be collecting Kenco Refill Packs. We are now…

Just Life – It stinks!

2.5 billion people – that’s 40% of the world’s population – don’t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo. The human impact of this is enormous: nearly one in five child deaths each year is due to diarrhoea. For people in poor communities, a hole in the ground is quite literally…

Just Life Tip – March 2014

Mother’s Day What does Mother’s day, or should I say Mothering Sunday, mean to you? A token bunch of flowers whether given or received? A family lunch out? How about giving a lasting gift this year? Maybe you could consider an alternative gift from http://presentaid.org/occasions/mothering-sunday or Or if you are a Mum (or even if…

Just Life Tip – January 2014

Fracking According to recent news reports 40% of the UK could be ‘suitable’ for fracking… now if you think a wind turbine is ugly / spoils the view etc. then please consider what a drilling well and all its associate paraphernalia, including heavy goods vehicles, will do for the landscape… and that’s just the tip…

Just Life Tip – December 2013

We will create 3 million tonnes of rubbish this Christmas in Britain – the equivalent of 400,000 double-decker buses. Over half of this could be recycled. Where is it going to go otherwise? A little thought and preparation can make this year a Greener Christmas. Recycle properly – It is estimated that we could use…

Just Life Tip – November 2013

Christmas is Coming! We would love to see Christmas becoming more meaningful, and one way is to make it more ethical… so that the way we give doesn’t impact on others in the world, in a negative way. Indeed let’s try to make a positive effect on the world and its inhabitants. Firstly we would…

Just Life Tip – October 2013

Imagine a ship crewed by doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists visiting some of the world’s poorest countries. Now imagine their life-changing services offered free of charge… Right now dedicated volunteers from around the world are bringing hope and healing to thousands of people who could never have believed it possible. We are privileged to…

Just Life Tip – September 2013

Who likes Toblerone? Answer: most of us! But sadly it’s not yet FairTrade! Unfortunately despite their statement in November 2012 to invest $400m into ‘sustainable cocoa’ there is still no date when the largest chocolate company in the world Mondelèz will make this happen. Stop The Traffik have designed postcards which we can all sign…

Just Life Tip – July 2013

The Pacific Garbage Patch and our love affair with plastic! Did you know…  ? On one beach in Hawaii plastic particles outnumber grains of sand until you dig down about a foot? Or that in one part of the Pacific Ocean plastic particles out-number plankton? In fact there are now 46,000 pieces of plastic per…

Just Life Tip – June 2013

Fairtrade status       Were you aware that Hope is a FairTrade church? We have had this Fairtrade status since 19**, but we have just renewed it – please see our beautiful new certificate at the refreshment bar at the back of the church. But what does this mean? Well we have promised that…