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Small is Beautiful

15th August 2023

We live in a context of bigness and meganess. Mega projects, big burgers, big cars and even mega churches. Consumer values contribute to growth, waste and pollution which worsen the climate crisis. The economic health of a nation is based on the growth in products or GDP. We welcome the move to well being and the wake up call of climate change for a a radical conversion from our growth and greed economy to an economy of sufficiency.

What Can We Do?

· Check whether locally produced and/or organic food is available and choose these if possible. Check whether local and organic food Is more expensive than imported food.

· Buy from shops with “NO plastic packaging” policies. Use paper bags

· Compost your kitchen and garden waste and always take your reusable bags to the supermarket.

· Check that you really need something before you buy it. Make the most of what you already have. Repair clothes/products rather than replace them.

· Donate unwanted goods such as books, clothes, furniture to a recycle shop and resist fast fashion. (Give & Take sanctuary)


O God forgive our greed and endless desire for more.

Help us to be satisfied with enough and to work towards sharing our resources more equitably.

May we live more simply,

so that others may simply live. Amen

Climate Justice Calendar 2020, The Methodist Church of NZ Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa.


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