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Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Canberra’s inner north will this weekend host a Sustaining Our Future Festival that seeks to reduce our carbon footprint and build resilient communities.
The churches of Holy Cross Anglican and St Margaret’s Uniting in Hackett have put together an afternoon of talks, demonstrations and tips for action.
“If you want to do something about climate change but aren’t sure where to start, the festival can help identify simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint, tell you how much CO2 you would save and inspire ideas for the future,” said Reverend Chris Lockley of St Margaret’s.
“During these pandemic times, it’s even more important we find ways to get together safely and discuss common concerns and to ways to make a difference.”
The program includes an ACT election candidates forum moderated by college students.
“We think it’s great and appropriate that our young people, who have a lot invested in a low-carbon future, will have this opportunity to quiz local candidates about their sustainability policy ahead of the October poll,” said Reverend Tim Watson of Holy Cross.
Also speaking will be Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, Jamie Isbister.
The full program is as follows:
Saturday 19 September
- 12.00 noon – 12.20 pm Welcome to Country by Aunty Vi Sheridan
- 12.25 – 1.00 pm Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment and head climate negotiator, Jamie Isbister in conversation with author, Toni Hassan
- 1.05 pm – 1.35 pm Brook Clinton from Capital Scraps Composting on “The science of composting”
- 1.40 pm – 2.00 pm Holy Cross/St Margaret’s Carbon Action Project talk
- 2.05 pm – 2.45 pm Mia Swainson from Zero Waste on “How to halve your household waste”
- 3- 4 pm ACT Candidates’ Forum run by students from Dickson College, with Kurrajong candidates including Elizabeth Lee and Shane Rattenbury. To book https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=659164
- 4.30 – 6 pm Free concert with Lucy Sugerman (The Voice / National Folk Festival Youth Ambassador 2020) plus local bands including Northbourne Flats and Pig Dog To book: https://www.trybooking.com/654789
- All afternoon – stalls by Society, Environment and Economy (SEE) Change, Canberra Seed Savers, Switched on cycling, ENJO & Women’s Climate Congress, photography on display, art for kids and food/coffee cart
Sunday 20 September
* 9.30am Ecumenical “Celebration of Creation” outdoor worship service
Good morning and welcome to our Sunday worship today. Spring has come! Let’s give thanks to God for God’s promise of new life.
Prayer, “the intentional lifting of the heart and mind to God Father Son and Holy Spirit”, is the most basic Christian activity – and it’s also the key spiritual practice that forms our character as people of faith. At 5.30pm Tuesdays for three weeks from Tuesday 8 September, we will be holding a contemplative evening prayer service as part of our regular worship life. The service will include an invitation to pause in silence for 10 minutes of silent meditation.
All are welcome.
On 19-20 September, Holy Cross Anglican Church and St Margaret’s Uniting Church, Hackett, are running a community sustainability festival, as part of our joint churches Carbon Action Project. This is a COVIDSafe event, and is open to all.
- 12.00 noon to 12.20 pm. Welcome to Country by Aunty Vi Sheridan
- 12.25 to 1.00 pm. Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment and head climate negotiator, Jamie Isbister in conversation with local writer and journalist, Toni Hassan
- 1.05 pm to 1.35 pm. Brook Clinton from Capital Scraps Composting on “The science of composting”
- 1.40 pm to 2.00 pm. Holy Cross/St Margaret’s Carbon Action Project talk
- 2.05 pm to 2.45 pm. Mia Swainson from Zero Waste on “How to halve your household waste”
- 3pm to 4pm. ACT Candidates’ Forum run by students from Dickson College, with candidates for Kurrajong, including Elizabeth Lee and Shane Rattenbury. To book for this event please go to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=659164
- Stalls by Society, Environment and Economy (SEE) Change, Canberra Seed Savers, Switched on cycling, ENJO & Women’s Climate Congress.
- Pedal-powered glass snail by www.kineticsculptures.org
- 12 noon to 4 pm. Photography exhibition with photos from lockdown
- 4.30 pm to 6 pm. Concert with Lucy Sugerman (The Voice / National Folk Festival Youth Ambassador 2020) and local bands including Northbourne Flats and Pig Dog. To book for this free concert go to: https://www.trybooking.com/654789
- 9.30am: Ecumenical Creation Service outdoors under our flowering cherry tree