Green Anglicans was invited to the Western Cape Anglicans Ablaze on the 02 May 2015 to enlighten people about environmental challenges facing Western Cape as a province and how the church can respond to those.
About 35 people attended the environmental session to participate on ways of which we can cut down our carbon foot print and the day began with vibrant ice breaking games lead by Ncumisa Magadla.
Rev Rachel Mash shared impacts of climate change around the province what it is to expect in future. She also clearly defined what is green Anglican and why it is important we become green especially in the Western Cape.
Rev Shaun Cozett presented practical steps that can be taken by church’s to cut down on their carbon footprint and ecologically friendly. He made reference to some of the things his church has done and how they inspired other people to take part.
Participants were later divided into focus groups discussing different environmental issues (water, energy, worship, land& water) and how the church can respond to them respectively. At end of workshop everyone agreed we all have to play a role in caring for creation.
The event was also graced by a new member of the Green Anglicans team, Malakhiwe Bada, who joined the provincial office in April 2015 all the way from Eastern Cape.
We welcome you Malakhiwe!