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New climate action kit launched

The solar panels at Caloundra Uniting Church

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) has launched an online Climate Action Kit.

"ARRCC has a vision of more and more Christian communities taking concrete steps to help care for creation," says ARRCC President Thea Ormerod.

"Globally, humanity must find ways of living in harmony with the environment rather than simply exploiting it. Business-as-usual is no longer an option.

"What stops us is the feeling that any effort we make will be costly to us, yet ultimately futile. Christians will tell themselves to trust in God's providence. Let's do that, but trusting in God also means believing that God will make our small actions count.

"There are many things we can do. We can travel less, buy less stuff, insulate our homes, eat less meat, use less air conditioning, sell the freezer, hang out the clothes rather than using the drier, or switch to GreenPower with your existing electricity company."

Whole communities can respond too, says Ms Ormerod.

"There are dozens of encouraging examples of Christian parishes, schools and organisations around Australia which have variously switched to GreenPower, installed solar panels, promoted the Lenten Carbon Fast, advocated for political change or pursued energy efficiency. These communities show that change is possible."

For more information visit http://www.arrcc.org.au.

Photo : The solar panels at Caloundra Uniting Church