Earth in ecological debt

From now until the end of year the humanity is in ecological debt – that is, we have already used up the earth’s ability to replenish itself for this year. This is according to a report from the New Economics Foundation – see link in title above. What is worse though is that for the UK alone this date occurred in mid-April so that for more than 8 months out of every year we are using up the planet and denying future generations. It’s like spending our grandchildren’s salaries before they’ve even started work – but worse!
Here at All Saints we have been observing a season of Creationtime, focussing our worship and teaching at Sunday eucharists on God as Creator, the wonder of creation and our responsibilities towards the creation. Yesterday the lifestyle issue was “Recycling” and next Sunday it will be Fairtrade.

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