Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, or businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights. Millions of people around the world turn off their lights for an hour to show their commitment to protecting nature. This year it’s on Saturday March 28 th from 8.30 to 9.30pm. Something each of us might like to consider taking part in?
Readers of the Exmouth Journal will have seen an article about the recent planting of a new fruit orchard in the meadow at Point-in-View. I went along and learnt a lot about how to plant an apricot sapling! It was great to see so many people there including families and teenagers. Around a bonfire, after the planting, we reflected on what trees mean to us, and what they give us and future generations. Martin led us in a song “Welcome to the trees” on his guitar. The last verse was:
So thank you, sweet trees, for your generous gifting,
Filling our hearts with your life-giving air.
We hope that your roots find a home in our meadow –
giving our children a future to share.
We thank God for his created world, and pray for the earth and its precious resources and that these trees will indeed help improve the environment both for us and for future generations.