Nature is in trouble – so taking action together is vital. That’s the message from A Rocha UK’s new promotional leaflet. Supporters are encouraged to distribute copies among their own contacts.
Printed using vegetable oil-based inks on 100 per cent recycled paper, the handy-sized leaflet introduces A Rocha UK and shares its message with colourful images and simple text.
Individuals, families and churches are offered practical ways of engaging with God’s earth. Living Lightly and Eco Church are highlighted as ways to get involved at a deeper level. A Rocha UK’s nature reserves Wolf Fields and Foxearth are presented as public demonstrations of practical conservation.
The leaflet explains A Rocha UK’s growing network of Partners In Action. A Rocha UK helps these independent Christian conference, retreat and activity centres manage their land for nature and for people.
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As they get ready to hold Green Communion services on Sunday 5th February, churches can download the special recipe. Their events mark the first anniversary of A Rocha UK’s highly popular Eco Church award scheme.
Participating churches are encouraged to bake earth-friendly bread for Green Communion, using a recipe from Hilfield Friary. First winners of an Eco Church Gold Award, this Anglican community shares ‘a wise ecology’ from its Dorset base.Read more...
Some of the names talked about were iconic mammals like the giraffe, tiger and polar bear. Others were less well known but equally important – such as numerous tree frog species of South and Central America.
In the UK, one in every two birds that would’ve been seen in 1960 have since vanished. That’s one in every two house sparrows, one in every two starlings and one in every two kestrels. That’s the average. Some species like the turtle dove are on the verge of extinction in the UK.
So what can we do?
This year, A Rocha UK will be working hard at building our network ... Read more...
New Year offers new hope. We abandon unwelcome aspects of the past and grasp new opportunities to do better in the year ahead. CEO Andy Atkins sees three opportunities for the UK to do better for natural environment in 2017.
First, on nature. The Government will publish its 25-year plan for nature. We need it to be good. UK nature is in deep trouble, according to the 2016 State Of Nature report by charities – which included A Rocha UK (pictured is the report presented by David Attenborough. Photo: RSPB). More than one in ten of 8,000 species studied could disappear from these shores. We urgently need a strong plan to reverse this, led by Government, supported by the public. That would bring hope to supporters of conservation charities.Read more...
Lead the emerging generation into nurturing ‘wild nature’. That’s the challenge from A Rocha UK as its education team calls for a new intern to work with children across West London.
Helping to deliver a full environmental education programme is the aim of this unique voluntary role. Assisting Education Officer David Melville, the intern will create engaging activities and prepare fun learning resources.
Running environmental encounters, holiday park specials and other events at sites and schools around West London will be part of the job. The intern will help express A Rocha UK’s message of Christian hope for the environment.
Engaging assemblies and indoor wet weather alternatives are essential parts of this three-day-a-week role. Schools work will be linked to the national curriculum 2014. Time will be split between the Wolf Fields urban nature reserve and Minet Country Park. ... Read more...