Care for Creation

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Here at MSBC we believe that caring for the world is one of the oldest tasks God has given to human beings.

We are called to care for the world as those who are made in his image and likeness, looking on the world and seeing that it is good & working to sustain, protect and nurture it.

We recognise that we have not always done this, and join with others around the world in asking God’s forgiveness, as well as his strengthening to do what we can to make a difference where we are.

Below, we have listed 10 things that you can do around the home to join us in making a difference.

1

Turn it off

Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy – hit the off switch and you could see huge improvements, most noticeably in your energy bills!

2

Invest in eco-friendly technology

 

Make sure that the tech you have got is as energy-efficient as possible. This way, you’re using much less energy for the time that the product is on, saving money, and reducing your energy output.

3

Switch to renewables

 

Changing your energy supplier to one that’s 100% renewable is a great eco-friendly tip for any home. Anyone can do it, switching is simple and hassle-free plus all the electricity you use when on a 100% renewable tariff is effectively zero carbon!

4

Eat Less Meat

Being careful with what you’re consuming is at the heart of being more eco-friendly, and cutting down on the amount of meat you eat can have a huge impact. Not having red meat – even if it’s just for two or three days a week – can have quite a significant impact on reducing your carbon footprint.

5

Don’t Waste Food

Waste not, want not. Did you know that 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year? This isn’t just a huge waste of food and money, it adds to the amount of CO2 being created in landfills.

6

Recycle Everything

You can recycle almost everything, from batteries to paper to cars. Before you throw it away, take a minute to find out if you could recycle it instead.

7

Try to Cut Out Plastic

Plastic seems to have found its way into every single aspect of our lives. However, giving it up isn’t as difficult as you might think – bring a canvas bag with you when you go shopping, buy your fruit and veg loose and stop buying bottled water.

8

Use LED Bulbs

Not only do LED light bulbs last longer than conventional bulbs, they’re far more efficient too! This means that you’ll be using less power and having to replace your light bulbs less frequently – everyone’s a winner.

9

Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

A lot of cleaning products have a lot of harmful chemicals in them that aren’t environmentally friendly to create or dispose of. In fact, repeated exposure to these cleaning products can affect your health as well as the environment. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods of cleaning which are far less harmful. Here are some great tips from the National Trust:

10

Don’t Drive

If you can make the journey by foot, bike or public transport, then do it. Driving, unless you’re in an electric vehicle, isn’t very eco-friendly and can really add to your carbon footprint.

A-Rocha-logo-320x-tallMSBC also has a Bronze Award from Eco-Church

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