On Saturday, Orpington Baptist Church’s Sanctuary Café took on an eco theme. The event was to raise awareness of how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Along with the usual drinks, cakes and light lunches, there were displays and activities designed to help parishioners think about their environmental footprint. Displays provided helpful tips such as how to make beeswax wraps to replace clingfilm and seedling pots out of newspaper. Younger members made turtles from scrap materials whilst learning about how waste plastic can damage wildlife.
There was also a display of thought-provoking images illustrated the damaging effect that climate change is already having in Africa, as well as an opportunity to write to the Government to raise this issue. The event was enjoyed by all, with a friendly discussion of environmental matters as well as practical tips on how we all can make a difference to the environment.
This follows the successful Green Christianity for a Fragile Planet event held at Orpington Baptist Church in October 2018 in which Jo was pleased to contribute to.