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Tips on saving water

Did you know that over the last 100 years, water usage has increased at twice the rate of population growth? Over 2 billion people experience water scarcity, increasing daily. For a fascinating look at how quickly this is happening, and the global distribution of water scarcity, check out the Water Scarcity Clock[1] and maps.  The … Continue reading

A Plastic Free July

The Plastic Free July movement started in Western Australia, and over the years has grown internationally to 150 countries! No matter what your starting point is, challenging yourself and maybe your family for one month, can reveal a lot about your single use plastic dependence. It’s a fun way to develop your skill of avoiding … Continue reading

WORLD FOOD DAY – FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

The Goal for World Food day: Building a safer environment and Zero Hunger Generation From the book – The Quest for God – a personal Pilgrimage by Paul Johnson 1996 from this extract we get a glimpse of God’s view of the animal kingdom. “That God created all forms of animal life, of set purpose, … Continue reading

Collect Waste for Recycling

The ECO Group Monthly focus for September is on the recycling of all types of waste and we urge you to either start on a routine or perhaps you are recycling some items, but you can expand on what you recycle. Where to Start: The main challenge is to identify a local collection point(s) for … Continue reading

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

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