The future of the Earth as we know it, is under threat. Scientists have named that threat global warming.
We already see some of the impacts of global warming: climate change; extreme weather events; the loss of animal and plant species; rising sea levels; and the acidification of our oceans.
The main drivers of global warming are twofold. First, the mining and burning of fossil fuels adds greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Second, when we cut down forests, we reduce the Earth’s ability to tolerate those gases.
To reduce the impacts of climate change, two things we must do. One is to significantly reduce our individual and household greenhouse gas emissions. The other is to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
The longer we take to do these two things, the harder is the task of ensuring a liveable climate for future generations.
EARTH DAY 2018, is the day to show that we cherish our Earth, the day to take a personal climate action to help ensure the Earth’s regeneration and protection for future generations.
Next Sunday, April 22nd, the Anglican’s Climate Action Network are offering an easy-do climate action that anyone can take. The Pukekohe Anglican Parish are holding their second Charcoal Fire event in the grounds of St Paul’s Anglican Church in Buckland Road, Pukekohe.
For each person attending, a 1kg wood block will be burned to make biochar which will be buried in the soil and fruit trees planted on top.
This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding the CO2 that would have been released back to the atmosphere as the wood decays.
It will also sequester1kg of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
And even more carbon will be removed from the atmosphere over the fruit trees’ lifetime.
Join us between 9 am and 11 am to place 1kg of wood on the fire and learn about biochar.
Or join us at 11:30 am for a sausage sizzle before the fire is quenched at 12:30 followed by the planting of fruit trees on the biochar.
Park at Buckland School – 72 George Crescent, Buckland. A gold coin donation on entry will help us continue our sustainability work.
For more information, call John on 09 238 1357