Planet vs Plastics, Earth Day 2024

Planet Vs Plastics

Dear Lord, Forgive us for contaminating this world. Help us to find our way forward to respect, protect and live together as one on this planet. This image is from our own home city. We are shamed.

This Earth Day find your way to protect and renew our environment and global health. Consider signing the Global Plastics Treaty now. This link will take you there.

Working together, the world can:

  • Support a highly ambitious Global Plastic Treaty that binds all to the same standards;
  • Achieve 60% of reduction of all fossil fuel-based plastic production by 2040;
  • Require producers and retailers of plastics to be liable for the cost of any environmental or health-related damages in accordance with the “producer pays” principle;
  • Encourage public and private sector investments in innovation to replace all fossil fuel-based plastics;
  • Ban all plastic-related tobacco products including, but not limited to tobacco filters and e-cigarettes;
  • Ban the export of plastic waste;
  • End the incineration of plastic waste;
  • Support innovative solutions and alternatives to plastic in all sectors;
  • Fully-financed education and public awareness campaigns to inform the public about reasons and strategies for ending plastic pollution.

Listen up! Her Audio Bible is the perfect discovery on International Women’s Day

Her Audio Bible UK is a project that brings together women from a diversity of backgrounds to read from a place of personal faith and share the word of God

Over the past year, female readers from across the UK, have helped to create ‘Her Audio Bible’.

By International Woman’s Day 2024, nine books from the bible have been recorded and are available free of charge online (although donation is encouraged) The readings offer a variety of accents and voices from women right across the UK. You can read more about the project here.

The first readings are available now with more to follow in the coming months. Follow the links below for an uplifting listening experience.

Matthew, read by Rev Rosie Frew, Church of Scotland Parish Minister to Bowden and Melrose

Mark, read by Paxi Chirau, A community nurse in Oxford

Luke, read by Bryony Reynolds, Full-time, professional actor based in Oxford

John, read by Michelle Woodcock, a priest in the Church of England and a teacher, living in Kendal

Galatians, read by Kathryn Hope, a teacher and mother to three. This Vicar’s wife lives in Cumbria

Ephesians, read by Kally Adderkin-Hall, a journalist, broadcaster and film producer living and working in Exeter

Colossians, read by Sarah McCullough, a secondary school teacher living and working in Belfast

James, read by Kathryn Hope, a teacher and mother to three. This Vicar’s wife lives in Cumbria

Revelation, read by Rev Prebendary Dr Isabelle Hamley, a writer, theologian and speaker, Isabelle is currently working as Theological adviser to the House of Bishops. She has a French accent.

Coming soon, Rev Shuna Dicks of Cults Parish Church in Aberdeen, narrating Corinthians, book one and two