Eco Tips

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  • Wednesday 15 September is International Coastal Cleanup Day. Make sure you take part in this important campaign, or better yet – get a group together and go help clean up our beautiful South African coast. Watch Samantha Chamberlain’s info about this: https://youtu.be/wvM_WxjV-rg

 

 

  • This Saturday at 20h30 we celebrate this year’s Earth Hour. But what is Earth Hour? Where does it come from? What’s it all about? And why is it something we as Christians should care about? Rev. Dewald Hoffmann shares all you need to know and how easy it is to take part yourself! https://youtu.be/v7FmikY4dOw

 

  • Our Green Team is part of an ecumenical project, #together4creation and is launching an eco-competition before the schools reopen. Get that creative brain of yours in gear and take part. Reuse or reuse something you would throw away and create something new with it, take a nice photo of it and post it on your Facebook or Instagram and tag it #together4creation or #repurpose. We look forward to what you will create. On top of that, there are nice prizes to be won, such as books that teach you about gardening, vegetable seeds, and many more. We are looking out for your entries! Dewald Hoffmann tells more at https://bit.ly/3qUPHht

 

  • You may have thought that one can recycle everything made of plastic, paper or tin, but that’s not true. Dewald Hoffmann of our Green Team gives eco-tips on products that are not recyclable. Be aware of products that are not biodegradable, contaminated with food or oiliness, components that are too complicated to separate from each other, such as electronic cables (e-waste is an option for recycling), spray cans, batteries, mirrors, etc. He tells more about this on the video: https://youtu.be/dng1dBlRBrY. You can also read more about the topic at https://bit.ly/2TU7Cqh.

 

  • Dewald Hoffmann tells more about the fun #Together4Creation project that encourages people to make beautiful art from things you would normally throw away. He shows how easy it is, for example, to make a beautiful potplant container from recycled plastic. Add #Together4Creation and #season4creation in the post. It’s also part of a competition – post your artwork on social media and win great prizes – #repurpose. Watch https://bit.ly/3hAUOyj

 

  • Dewald Hoffmann from Gordon’s Bay shares some exciting news this week about the upcoming Season of Creation that starts on September 1st. The Green Team would like to share a companion liturgical recourse for preaching in this time, as well as news on the ecumenical project Together4Creation and the Hope and Reconciliation Trust’s Groei-project: https://youtu.be/ixDZ0VF66iE

 

  • Janneke Marais, youth and social worker from DRC Toringkerk in Paarl, talks about the problem of electronic waste (e-waste) and what we can do about it: https://bit.ly/2XQqPLN

 

  • Dewald Hoffmann from Gordon’s Bay and team leader of Witness Ministry’s Eco Team (the Green Team) explains why it is better to use glass rather than plastic. In this month of plastic-free July, our Green Team is appealing to you to cultivate this easy new habit and reuse your glass bottles. Wash it clean, put up new labels and see! You have a beautiful new water or jam bottle – ideal for a nice gift or for your own household use: https://bit.ly/2X9MzlE

 

  • Janneke Marais, youth and social worker from DRC Toringkerk in Paarl, talks about takeaway coffee cups and more eco-friendly alternatives: https://bit.ly/2DkJvfv

 

  • Dewald Hoffmann from Gordon’s Bay and team leader of Witness Ministry’s Eco Team (the Green Team) says, For some July is synonymous with the Plastic Free July campaign (https://www.plasticfreejuly.org). This is part of a wider movement of people embracing alternative lifestyles that are less wasteful. Some, however, remain sceptical on the impact our actions as individuals can truly have on the global environmental crisis: https://bit.ly/3kAUClg

 

  • Marizanne Pfeil from our Green Team and pastor at Hope Faith Community in Somerset West talks this week about growing your own vegetables. You don’t need a big garden for that; a lot of vegetables can also grow in an ordinary pot. Watch how this can be done: https://bit.ly/3ezonQc

 

  • Angelique Ghall, a member of our Green Team and pastor of the URC Vanrhynsdorp, talks to us about how, by using household eco-friendly items in your kitchen, you not only save money but also contribute to the ecological conservation of your environment: https://bit.ly/30V9iEO

 

  • Dewald Hoffmann from Gordon’s Bay and team leader of Witness Ministry’s Eco Team (the Green Team) reminds us that this Sunday (is the Prayer Day for Ecology – we invite all congregations to pray together for the environment and the earth this Sunday. In this video, he gives five steps as guidelines: https://bit.ly/2YETaEk

 

  • This week our Green Team’s Samantha Chamberlain from the Dutch Reformed Church Suider-Strand talks about good alternatives for plastic straws and cutlery. She also talks about the utility of an eco-friendly bag that you can always keep on hand and travel mugs. Get ready for as long as the latches are lifted and you can re-enter the Cedar Mountains or camp next to the sea: https://bit.ly/316fl9w

 

  • Marizanne Pfeil, pastor at Hope Faith Community in Somerset West, talks about material covers instead of sticky plastic over a bowl; that’s a winner! You save plastic and just throw the covers in the wash. Biodegradable plastics are also an option for the exception: https://bit.ly/2YK2ZRv

 

  • Dewald Hoffmann from Gordon’s Bay and team leader of Witness Ministry’s Eco Team (the Green Team) tries to go shopping without using plastic bags – quite a challenge! https://bit.ly/2Z36YZF

 

  • Janneke Marais, youth and social worker from DR Toringkerk in Paarl, explains how easy it is to recycle all your plastic bottle caps and donate it to Sweethearts Foundation (http://sweetheartsfoundation.org/). For every 450kg they will donate a wheelchair to someone who cannot afford it: https://bit.ly/3da9ja3

 

  • Witness Ministry’s Eco Team (the Green Team) shares with us one of their eco-tips for the week. Team leader, Dewald Hoffmann, explains to us what should be done about single-use plastic items: https://bit.ly/35ed9Nf