22 Jan 2021

Eco-Diocese Zoom event: Reducing Plastic Waste


Diocesan Environment Officer, The Revd Elizabeth Bussmann has asked us to publicise this Zoom event across the Diocese on Wednesday, 27 January:


Invitation to ‘Reducing Plastic Waste’
A zoom resource for everyone interested in tackling this huge environmental problem.
Not only in the lives of individuals but also in the development of a campaign to influence others – from our friends and families to manufacturers, distributors, retail outlets etc. etc.!


Wednesday 27 January

18.00 GMT (19.00 CET)


Introduction by Sir David Attenborough 


Part 1. The problem with plastic                                                    

Chaired by The Revd Rob Kean

  • Robert Sluka  ‘The Global Plastic Problem”

  • The Revd Dr. Dave Bookless  ‘Environment, from Creation to New Creation, with a focus on plastic.

  • Marcial Felgueiras:  A Rocha Portugal and plastic.


Part 2. What can we do?

Chaired by the Archdeacon of Gibraltar, The Revd Canon David Waller

  • Dame Ellen MacArthur: ‘Breaking the plastic wave’

  • Isabel (Bebe) Soares: ‘Plastic Free February’

  • The Revd Elizabeth Bussmann:  ‘Plastic reduction through Lent’

  • And after Lent … ?

This locally started initiative is supported by the Gibraltar Archdeaconry, A Rocha Portugal and International and the Diocesan Environment Office as a Diocesan-wide initiative.


Zoom link:

For further information please contact

Chris Wells:



Photo credit: Noah Buscher on Unsplash


***More Eco-Diocese events***   


Save these dates in April! 


‘Caring for Creation – Living out our faith –

Bringing Hope to others…. ‘


The series planned so far between 17-26 April includes these topics:

  • ‘Christianity & the Environment: The Mission of God and the Mission of God’s People’

  • The Church of England’s goal to become net zero carbon by 2030 and what that means practically for us in Europe

  • ‘The practical implications of our biblical mandate to care for creation.’

  • Intentional Discipleship

  • The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Find out more about these workshops and how to sign up




Photo credit - banner and home page:

Martijn Baudoin, Confrontational Plastic Waste, Maas, Portugal on Unsplash