PENNIES4PLASTICS – IS YOUR JAR FILLING UP?
Don’t forget that there is still time to collect coins in recyclable jars this Lent to support WasteAid’s work in the Gambia.
The #Pennies4Plastics Lenten initiative is being jointly run by Eco-Congregation, Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal and the Representative Church Body.
The way it works is that you collect coins over Lent in a recyclable jar (you can download special labels for glass jar/jampots) and then send/lodge what you’ve saved over Lent to the Bishops’ Appeal account.
Funds donated will be MATCHED by Bishops’ Appeal and the RCB so it’s an opportunity to make a real difference.
Waste Aid is currently training people in Gunjur, the Gambia, to transform plastic waste into valuable items and the plan is to replicate this training in other impoverished parts of the country. This knowledge will help eliminate waste dumping and burning in the Gambia, create jobs and protect the environment and people’s health.
Currently people in the Gambia often burn plastic as a cooking fuel. While it lights easily it produces black smoke that is very harmful to health.
The pennies4plastics initiative is about reconnecting with God, with others and with Creation.
It involves a Give Up, Take Up and Look Up strategy that will make us all more aware of making better choices.
After Easter you can then send a euro or sterling cheque, made payable to Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, to:
Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal
Church of Ireland House,
See pennies4plastics for more information and for banking online details.