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 – 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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Eco-Church update October

We have now gained the Silver Eco Church Award, just two years after starting on our Eco Church journey and one year after achieving the Bronze Award. The certificate ratifying this is on the vestibule noticeboard and says that Glenorchy URC has won the Silver Eco Church Award “in recognition of their efforts to care […]

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Eco-Church September

Transition Exmouth You may remember that earlier in the year a group from Glenorchy met with Adrian Toole, chair of Transition Exmouth, and we identified that there is a good overlap in the aims of Eco Church and TE. Church Meeting agreed that Glenorchy should become a Corporate Member of TE and we also agreed […]

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