On 20th November, 80 people from different Birmingham faith communities and local groups came together at Birmingham Central Mosque to explore practical steps for a low carbon future.
We heard from local places of worship, young people and NGOs about actions that have been successfully taken in Birmingham. Lively table discussions took place and the afternoon concluded by identifying action and making pledges. The event ‘Tread Lightly on this Earth’ was organised by Footsteps as part of National Interfaith Week. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make this event a success.
One participant commented: “we should all act as guardians of the Earth, whether we do so from a viewpoint of faith or otherwise. If large numbers of people take small actions to save energy, and live more sustainably, we can tackle climate change between us. Joining this group made me feel I am not struggling on my own.”
Photo: Pat Nimmo.
Read the full report on Tread Lightly, and watch a video of 12 year old Ifsah, one of the young people who took part.
And if that has wetted your apetitie for Treading Lightly, we are pleased to announce that we hold another event during Interfaith Week 2017:
Tread Lighly on this Earth part 2
Sunday 19th November 2017
Watch our website for more details of all these events. We look forward to joining with people of all faiths from Birmingham to take action for a low carbon future in 2017.