Loving the Earth Campaign
In 2017, SCM will be launching a new campaign on climate change called ‘Loving the Earth’.
The catastrophic effects of man-made climate change on the earth in what is termed the ‘anthropocene age’ is well-known and has been well-known for a while. Since the 1970s and before, many groups and individuals have been trying all sorts of different things to lessen the human impact on the environment, including changes to diet, using and encouraging the use of public transport, and supporting Green Energy.
As a world community, it has been more difficult to make changes at a governmental level. However, the recent Paris agreement (2015), signed by all but two countries (Syria and Nicaragua, for very different reasons) was an incredibly important step on the road to making a real difference on a worldwide scale. This makes it even more frustrating and disappointing that the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared that he is pulling the US out of the accord. Other countries will of course carry on without him, and even corporations and states within the US have said they will continue to aim to hit their own targets in defiance of him, but the US accounts for 14.3% of all carbon dioxide emissions, so it is very worrying indeed that he is pulling his country out.
SCM believe that this crucial issue deserves our attention at this moment in time. We are also excited that there are so many brilliant initiatives out there tackling climate change that students can get involved in.
Watch this space for more info on the new campaign- coming soon!
Also- we at SCM encourage student groups to book a workshop on ‘Loving the Earth’ with Faith in Action Project Worker Ruth!