Wirral Coastal Walk - Sponsor Faiths4Change Team and Trustees
On Sunday 19th May, team members undertook the challenge of a sponsored walked to raise funds for 2 community celebration events for world environment day. There will be one in Burnley and one in Norris Green, Liverpool, both on Saturday 8th June.
Below is a photo of Calvin at the finish line of the Wirral Coastal Walk, a 15mile walk along the coast of the Wirral. Starting at Seacombe Ferry and finishing at Thurstaston, Wirral Country Park. Thankfully the weather stayed good for him and there was a really great community atmosphere on the day.
Please see attached sponsor form. If you feel able to sponsor us, please send your details to Calvin
MRWA Eco Parents Programme 2012/13
Presentation of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Hampers for our two families (represented by Denise and Nicky) from Christchurch Community Centre, Norris Green, who have been conducting a monthly Love Food Hate Waste Diary Trial.
Also, many thanks to Church Farm, Thurstaston Wirral, for the wonderful hampers - www.churchfarm.org.uk
Eco Parents Support Network
We have been working with Christchurch community centre in Norris Green on issues of food waste, composting and recycling. Last week Janet, Liz and Carolyn attend a girls night in session and Liz led a session on making stylish clutch bags out of preloved jeans. We all had a fantastic time and a great range of bags were made.
Faiths4Change in schools
F4C do lots of educational and practical work in schools, focusing on themes of gardening, biodiversity, sustainability, multi sensory and faith gardens. Currently Calvin supports a gardening club at St. Michaels R.C primary school, Liverpool. The club meets for one afternoon a week and are making a big difference to their school grounds. Recently they have been planting beans in old tyres! See the photos below.
Interested in collective switching?
Liverpool City Region (LCR) launches new collective energy switching scheme:
LCR Collective Switch will give householders from across the region the chance to join together to get a better deal on their gas and electricity supply.
More than 1 in 5 households across the City Region are currently living in fuel poverty. This scheme aims to help those people to reduce their fuel bills whilst enabling them to keep warm in their homes.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, who leads on low carbon issues for the City Region, said: “People in our region are concerned by rising fuel prices but many aren’t on their energy supplier’s best tariff. The LCR Collective Switch scheme aims to cut through the confusion and make it easy for people to switch their tariff and get a better deal on their energy bills. We hope that everyone will join in and see how much they could save by collectively switching.”
The scheme will be launched on 15th April. You can find out more and express your interest in joining the switch at www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or by calling the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where residents can also get free and impartial help and advice about saving energy at home.
Eco Parents Support Network
As part of our 'Eco Parents Support Network' supported by the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) we invited two families from the Jellytots playgroup in St. Helens to take part in a month long food waste diary. The aim of the diary is to look at what types and how much food we waste and where it ends up.
As a 'thank you' for taking part in the food waste diaries, the two families were awarded with fresh food hampers. These were kindly donated by MRWA and where sourced from Church Farm Organic Farm Shop Thurstaston, Wirral.
In the UK we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes in one year. Food waste in landfill is a serious problem, it gives of methane which is a very damaging 'greenhouse gas'.
To find out more about the problem of food waste and what you can do to cut down on the amount of food you throw away, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website
Warmth4All Partnership Working with Energy Projects Plus & Parish Power 2012 - 2014
Our Warmth4All partnership project will reach out to almost 2000 people in some local communities in Liverpool, Halton & Knowsley.
We'll be delivering workshop sessions on affordable warmth, energy efficiency, tackling fuel debt and encouraging full take up of benefits (with additional support from Local Solutions and Benefits maximisation teams).
For details of upcoming events see our events page events
As part of Warmth4All we asking faith and local community groups to support and host sessions that will be accessible to all residents. For more details click energy or click on Energy in our menu bar to the left.
Please contact us if you would like to host a free session in your community email Marjorie
Inter Faith Network April 2013 bulletin
Events in Lancashire this month
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Faiths4Change aims to enable people to take an active role in shaping their communities for the better in England’s North West, building sustainable relationships and environments in our diverse rich inner cities and towns