St John’s Eco-Festival 2021
We’re back with more activities and more virtual discussions. See below for details.
Our Climate Prayer
We pray for our world
We are grateful for our interconnected web of life
We Pray for Climate Justice
May our world leaders have courage to act
And may our actions honour the gift of creation
Saturday 11th September: Eco-Fayre
St John’s Church will be hosting a physical fayre on Saturday 11th September between 1pm-4pm at St John’s churchyard, Egham TW20 9HR
We invite the whole community to participate to find out about sustainable living to help improve our natural environment:
- Upcycled Craft
- Vegan Cakes
- Good as New
- Eco-products for the home
- Clothes Washing Detergent & Washing Up Liquid Refills (bring your empty containers)
- Eco-cleaning tips
- Recycling Know-How
- Reduce Food Waste
- Bike Repair
- Apple Press
- FairTrade Taste Test
- Climate Action & COP 26
- Kid’s Activities: Building Bug Hotels, self-guided Bee & Bible Trail, Leaf Identification
St John’s Church will be hosting a number of activities throughout July to encourage everyone in our community to interact & improve our natural environment. As COP26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference) is being held in Glasgow in November, this year’s theme is Climate Change Action.
Make Change That Matters
We encourage you to take an action/practical steps to improve our climate and environment. For ideas go to the COUNT US IN website for more information: https://www.count-us-in.org/en-gb/
Sat 26th June 2021 11am-4pm
We will be collecting Climate Change Action Pledges at St John’s Egham for our Climate Sunday (see below) and to take to COP26
Sat 3rd July 2021 at 7pm
Join us for an informal gathering outside the front of St John’s church where there will be a chance to listen, sing, pause and pray for the world in which we live. Bring your worries for our world to our evening of thought provoking words and music
4th July 2021 09:00 & 10:30am service:
Is there hope for our world?
Join us as we consider this question from the perspective of the early church in the first century AD and apply it to the challenges we face today.
Free Virtual Discussions in July
Join us for this series of FREE online discussions with experts in their subject to learn more about how climate change affects us all and the action we can take at an individual and community level to reduce or alleviate it’s impact. The discussions will take place online using Zoom and will provide information about the topic with lots of time to respond to your questions. If you would like us to ask a panelist a question for a session you're attending, complete our question form to park the questions with us. We will ask the panelist on the day on your behalf.
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Thurs 8th July at 20:00-21:00 How can you help change your world to create an environment that enables safe active travel for all? Join this discussion to learn how you can be part of an exciting project with Surrey County Council to design a healthier environment that is better for your community and your own well-being.
Wed 14th July at 19:30 – 20:30: There are many sites of special scientific interest in Runnymede that contain many rare and endangered species. Join this discussion and presentation where the National Trust will take us on a tour of some of those places in Runnymede. You may perhaps become a volunteer to help preserve and monitor the habitats for other generations to enjoy
Mon 26th July at 20:00 – 21:00: Sales of new petrol and diesel cars are to end in the UK by 2030. One of the alternatives is to go electric. What does this mean? Is it really better for the environment. Join this discussion if you want to know more.
Thurs 29th July at 21:10 – 21:40
Moments, Mindfulness and Meditation
Following on from the Climate Change Action & Eco-Anxiety, Suzette will help us take a moment to be a human being rather than a human doing. Mindfully acknowledging the part we play in our world and conclude with a meditation opening out to our thoughts, feelings and sensations with compassion for self and others to make a better place
Tues 13th July at 19:00-20:00
Join this discussion to find out about bees and their importance to our society. You might even find yourself joining your local bee keeping club to interact with these amazing creatures.
Thurs 15th July at 20:00 – 21:00:
Leah is an expert in reducing energy consumption in buildings. Join this discussion to pick her brains on how you can reduce your greenhouse gases and improve your home’s energy performance.
**WARNING: You might learn tips that help you save money and even earn money whilst reducing your environmental impact!**
Thurs 29th July at 20:00 – 21:00: In 2019, Climate Scientists at COP25 sounded the alarm, warning the World’s Nations that they needed to raise their game to change the environmental disaster we are heading towards. Many of us are anxious as our governments and corporations are slow to respond or to enforce any meaningful action within that time frame. Join us in this discussion to find out what we can do to help change that path and to keep our minds more at peace. Climate skeptics are also welcome to join in.
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