The Time is Now
On Wednesday 26 June thousands of us will gather at Westminster, central London, to call on our politicians to set the foundations for a brighter, greener and safer world.
People across the globe are suffering from the effects of climate change and our wildlife populations are being wiped out. The time is now for MPs to end the UK’s contribution to climate change and pass ambitious laws that create a healthier environment for people and nature. We simply don’t have time to waste.
Will you join us?
Sign up to the Lobby
Add your name to the Time is Now map to show that you'll be joining thousands across the UK at the Mass Lobby in London, and see how many others in your constituency will be joining you.
There are lots of interfaith workshops and activities taking place on the morning of the Mass Lobby. Take a look at the Eventbrite page to find out what's on and to sign up for an event.
'What if I can't make it to London?'
If you're not based in London* and can't make it to the Lobby, you could always host your own event and invite your MP. This is a great way to take part and add your voice to growing call for action on climate change.
*There is discounted travel on National Express coaches for those travelling to the Mass Lobby from outside of London. Contact The Climate Coalition to find out more about this. The Time is Now map is also a great place to find others in your area who are attending the Lobby - perhaps you could travel together!
World Environment Day - 5 June 2019
Use this World Environment Day resource to help you and your corps/group to consider the importance of creation care in your lives, faith and ministry. It contains prayer reflections, creative worship ideas and ways to respond in service to creation.
Climate Change Stories: Meet Felix
In Malawi, rain-fed agriculture is the mainstay of many rural households. Like many countries in Africa, Malawi has experienced the adverse impact of climate change. In recent years, farmers have endured longer dry spells as well as flooding which have both devastated their agricultural production. The Salvation Army is working alongside farmers in Malawi as they work to produce sufficient food and nutrition for their families in the face of inconsistent rainfall caused by climate change.
Felix Mukubwa is a 42-year-old father of four. He lives with his wife and children in a small house in Mwipimei Village Head in Karonga District in Mzuzu province of Northern Malawi.
Felix determined to change his life and joined The Salvation Army’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food Security project. Through conservation agriculture training, he learnt various ways on how to make the best use of his land. He said, ‘I was trained on the importance of mulching my crops to protect the soil moisture from evaporating, planting on the initial onset of the rainy season and planting my seeds in holes along straight lines’. This has proved to be very useful as his crops have continued to thrive despite the prolonged dry seasons.
Felix has also experienced increased yields in his harvest. He said, ‘Before using conservation agriculture, I used to harvest an average of 10 tins of 25 kgs each. Since I began using conservation agriculture, my yields have increased to 22 tins of 25 kgs each’. Felix has been able to sell his surplus and preserve some for his family’s consumption which will last until the next harvest.
Felix has excelled in his farming and was selected to become one of the lead farmers in his village. He said, ‘when my neighbours come enquiring why my crops are thriving while theirs are wilting, I take the opportunity to share my knowledge with them. Gradually my whole village is realising the benefits of these farming techniques’.
About The Climate Coalition
The Salvation Army is part of The Climate Coalition, the largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the environment and the world’s poorest communities. With our sister organisations Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, our combined supporter base embraces more than 11 million people spanning over 130 organisations across the UK, from environment and development charities to unions, faith, community and women's groups. Click here for more information.