Week of Prayer in Peru

Week of Prayer in Peru

We contacted some young people from 13 different cities in Peru to lead the Week of Prayer that ran from 3 to 9 June. We asked them to lead this week in their cities, so that they could meet, share and pray, following a guide that we had prepared for the event, in churches and university campuses. Some ran creative ecological awareness activities on university campuses, others organised meetings at their churches to talk about environmental issues with videos, or on a topic related to a case of violation of indigenous rights that occurred 10 years ago in Bagua, in the Amazonas region of Peru. This problem began with the action of the Government, which regarded the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and laws promoting extractivism as more important than the common good.

Waste Work in Mozambique

Moving from Maputo to Chimoio was a life change. As soon as I got to Chimoio, I realised how important my skills and my knowledge of sanitation water and hygiene would be fundamental to improve the lives of thousands of people in the peri-urban areas in Chimoio City. Chimoio is a small city with a modest economy, where retail and services are the main income sources for many people.

Breathing In Plastic

Breathing In Plastic

What springs to mind when you think of air pollution? If you live in a relatively developed part of the world, it’s likely to conjure up thoughts about exhaust fumes from cars on busy roads, or dense smoke being pumped into the air from power stations or factories.

Nothing Goes To Waste

Nothing Goes To Waste

Plastic was supposed to make our lives better: simpler and more convenient. But I join millions of people around the world who have woken up to the fact that this is myth. We have a global plastic emergency. A rubbish problem.

Renew Our World Brazil Take Action

In the lead up to World Environment Day on Wednesday 5th June, we will be showcasing some of the great work Renew Our World in Brazil are doing.

The team there have been busy mobilising Christians to take Creation Care seriously. Check out the videos below. You can also sign their petition.

How to Organise a Litter Clean-Up

How to Organise a Litter Clean-Up

BEFORE THE DATE

Choose a location. Ideas include a beach, riverbank or park.

Pick a date. Consider choosing an international celebration day, such as World Environment Day (5 June) or World Clean-up Day (a date in September each year).

Speaking Out Against Plastics - Renew Our World Malawi

In March 2015, the government of Malawi banned the production, sale and use of single-use plastic bags. However, putting the ban into practice was not easy. The plastic bag manufacturers appealed and got a court injunction to halt the ban. While waiting for their appeal to be heard, they continued to produce and sell the bags. This continued for more than three years.

Interview: From Trash to Treasure

Interview: From Trash to Treasure

What inspired you to start your company? The waste management situation in Haiti is disastrous, with people using the streets, rivers and sea as their rubbish dump. After James attended a seminar
Campaigning On Waste - A Case Study from Haiti

Campaigning On Waste - A Case Study from Haiti

The Tearfund office in Haiti has managed to work closely with networks of passionate youth all over the country and have been stirring these groups to step out in advocacy. I travelled to the region of Nippes to meet these young people first hand and run a movement building Bootcamp with them. The aim was to enable a group of 40 young people to start a movement campaigning on creation care that would eventually move out into other regions of Haiti.

Join Our Waste Campaign

Join Our Waste Campaign

Today, two billion people in the world’s poorest countries are living and working among piles of waste – that’s one in four of us. Drinking polluted water. Breathing toxic air. Battling sickness. Each day waste mountains are growing causing preventable deaths.

A Green Revolution In Pakistan

A Green Revolution In Pakistan

Rashid Hameed* is 51 years old and lives in one of the 34 informal settlements in Islamabad, Pakistan. His community has no waste collection service, and rubbish is dumped and burned in the open.

Rashid explains: ‘Our slum is located on the bank of a stream, which is full of solid waste and is a breeding place for mosquitoes, flies and rats. These cause diseases in our children and old people, and we spend a great deal of money on their treatment. People living outside the slum discriminate against us because of our unclean environment.’