Eco group

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Monthly Eco Focus: Saving water

August is the month of compassion and as the ECO Group we ask you all to stretch your thoughts and actions to showing compassion to our environment. Our monthly ECO Focus for August is on saving our essential resource – Water.  Felicity Kitchin has researched and put together this excellent short article on how to … Continue reading

JAEI July 2020 Environmental Prayer Diary

Click on the link below to download the JAEI July 2020 Environmental Prayer Diary The purpose of this Prayer Diary is to provide subjects for your reflection and prayer as the Spirit moves you

JAEI June 2020 Environmental Prayer Diary

Click on the link below to download the JAEI June 2020 Environmental Prayer Diary The purpose of this Prayer Diary is to provide subjects for your reflection and prayer as the Spirit moves you

Johannesburg Anglican Eco-spiritual Initiative

A quote from Archbishop Thabo Magoba “That there is life on this planet is a miracle in itself.  It is the most serious of sins that we humans are threatening this life. For too long we have selfishly misused and abused God’s mandate to “have dominion over” creation (Genesis 1:28). Now is the time to recognize that … Continue reading

Recycling Paper at St Francis

Our landfills are filling up at a rapid pace as the National Environmental Department tries to get to their target of zero waste by 2020.  It has been reported in the Resource Magazine (the official journal of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa) that Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town each have less than … Continue reading

Report on our Eco-Brick Recycling Initiative

This involves creating eco-bricks from 2litre plastic bottles by filling them with plastic and stamping down the contents so that the bottle is firm and weighs at least 1.5 kgs. Parishioners are bringing many empty 2litre plastic bottles to the church, some well filled with plastic and quite a few poorly filled. Some volunteers have … Continue reading

St Francis Of Assisi, Parkview Goes Solar

Report on Installation of a PV System at the Church in 2019 The system The parish ECO group has since 2014 been investigating the feasibility and cost of installing a PV system at the St Francis premises to save electricity and related costs, and contribute to a cleaner environment. The initiative was led by Peter … Continue reading

ECO Congregation Report to Council and JAEI – 2019

St Francis, Parkview Eco themes, including hymns, feature regularly in our services, including in particular the Season of Creation. The monthly Environmental prayer diary is circulated to all parishioners. We publish an environmental quote in the pew leaflet each week We are posting appropriate information on our website and Facebook page. Articles on environmental topics … Continue reading

Calm, rustic contemplation – A flower display by Kenneth Jackson

Congratulations to our very own organist Kenneth Jackson who recently participated in the Johannesburg International Flower Show which took place at the Mall of Africa on the 30 Oct 2019 – 03 Nov 2019. Kenneth’s arrangement was titled “Calm, rustic contemplation and won an Award of Excellence at the show. Kenneth arranged all the pieces … Continue reading

USING ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS

The St Francis Eco group has identified that using eco-friendly cleaning products is very beneficial to maintaining a sustainable, healthy environment. Karen van den Heever, a member of the group has done research into eco-friendly cleaning products and provided the information for this article. Thank you Karen. We encourage our parishioners to study this article … Continue reading

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