All Things Green

Here you will find updates about the allotment, eco-church, and anything else relating to nature, gardening,  and stewardship of the earth’s resources.


Eco-Church update

Jenny Newman and I were at the March Synod meeting at Bridgwater. It included a discussion and resolution on disinvesting at the earliest opportunity the shares Synod holds in fossil fuel companies such as Shell, BP and Chevron. There was an alternative resolution which proposed a more ‘softly-softly’ approach involving working together with other parts […]

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Eco-Church update – February

Almost every day we read or hear of news about our environment. Often the news is negative – like that about the fatberg found a few weeks ago in the Sidmouth sewers – caused by fat and cooking oil being poured down kitchen sinks and non-flushable products flushed down loos. More rarely is the news […]

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Noel’s Prayer Page – December

After the Transition Town AGM held in Glenorchy Church Hall in September, Sarah Allen gave a presentation “On aiming towards zero waste.” Her campaign began last Christmas, when she saw a TV programme about a zero waste shop in Bristol and realised that her own home was full of useless wrappings. Sarah resolved always to […]

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Reflections on Global Warming – November 2018

Seventeen years ago we attended worship in an Anglican Church at the small town of Franz Josef in the South Island of New Zealand. Behind the altar was a plain glass picture window through which, from your seat in the little church, was a stunning view of a beautiful green valley running steeply down from […]

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Eco-Church update – November

Visit to the Materials Recycling Plant, Exeter In September, four of us – Geoff Smith, Jenny Newman, Ian McLauchlan and myself – had a guided tour of the recycling plant. Kerbside and Trade collections from the Exeter area are brought there by trucks for sorting. (Waste from Exmouth is dealt with similarly but elsewhere.) The […]

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