‘First Steps to Low Carbon Living’
The next ecocell day will be in London on Saturday 12th January 2013 and will focus on travel. Details and booking instructions are here
em>ecocell 1 is a toolkit to help you to live a more simple, more Christian lifestyle.
It is designed to be used by house groups, small communities or just simply groups of households. There are no hard and fast rules. Although we recommend that you study all the modules in the order listed, each module is complete in itself and can be studied in any order. You can study as many modules as you wish. It can also be studied by individuals working on their own, although the full benefit comes from being able to discuss ideas within a group setting.
The Structure of ‘ecocell 1′
In order to make changes to your life you need a starting point. The golden rule is to “Start from where you are” but you need to know where that is. For this reason every module incorporates a measuring process. This should not to be viewed as a chore but rather as a voyage of discovery. Your first measurements give you firm ground from which to start your voyage into a life that is orientated towards God’s ways . As the weeks go by you can see how you are moving towards a life that is not dependent upon consuming more, but upon living simply.
Each module contains a section on biblical and theological reflection, which makes it ideal for use with house groups and study groups. All quotations are taken from the New International Version of the Bible unless otherwise stated.
Each module can be downloaded as a zip file, or as a series of pdf files. If you are thinking of convening a group please first read GeneralAdviceToFacilitators.pdf
Module 1 – Introductory Session 1Introduction.zip contains 5 files
Facilitator files: 1IntroductionFacilitatorNotes.pdf 2IntroductionFactSheet.pdf
User files: 1Introduction.pdf 2Prayer.pdf 3Links.pdf
Setting the scene for the course
Module 2 – Waste 2Waste.zip contains 9 files
Facilitator files: 1WasteFacilitatorNotes.pdf 2GlassFactSheet.pd 3PaperFactSheet.pdf 4PlasticFactSheet.pdf 5WasteActivity.pdf
User files: 1Waste.pdf 2WastePrayer.pdf 3WasteMeasure.pdf 4WasteLinks.pdf
A theme that will recur throughout the whole EcoCELL course. This section deals with what steps can be taken to reduce waste, to avoid throwing stuff away. We will learn that there is is no such place as ‘away’. Waste is the scourge of our society.
Module 3 – Shopping & Food 3ShoppingFood.zip contains 13 files
Facilitator files: 1ShoppingFoodFacilitatorNotes.pdf 2FoodFactSheet.pd 3OrganicFactSheet.pdf 4VegetarianFactSheet.pdf 5SupermarketFactSheet.pdf 6FairtradeFactSheet.pdf 7SeasonsFactSheet.pdf 8LabelsFactSheet.pd 9FoodActivity.pdf
User files: 1ShoppingFood.pdf 2ShoppingFoodPrayer.pd 3ShoppingFoodMeasure.pdf 4ShoppingFoodLinks.pdf
Probably the most important area in our lives, where major changes can be made.
Module 4 – Energy in the Home 4Energy.zip contains 10 files
Facilitator files: 1Energy FacilitatorNotes.pdf 2ElectricityFactSheet.pdf 3OilFactSheet.pdf 4CoalGasFactSheet.pdf 5NuclearFactSheet.pdf 6RenewablesFactSheet.pdf
User files: 1Energy.pdf 2EnergyPrayer.pdf 3EnergyMeasure.pdf 4EnergyLinks.pdf
One of the most talked about, but least understood areas, when it comes to environmental concern.
Module 5 – Water 5Water.zip contains 9 files
Facilitator files: 1WaterFacilitatorNotes.pdf 2CleaningFactSheet.pdf 3CompaniesFactSheet.pdf 4Old-fashionedFactSheet.pdf 5WaterFactSheet.pdf
User files: 1Water.pdf 2WaterPrayer.pdf 3WaterMeasure.pdf 4WaterLinks.pdf
The least considered area of concern, but possibly about to become very important as global water scarcity becomes commonplace.
Module 6 – Travel & Transport 6TravelTransport.zip contains 10 files
Facilitator files: 1TravelTransportFacilitatorNotes.pdf 2RoadLobbyFactSheet.pdf 3BusesFactSheet.pdf 4RailwaysFactSheet.pdf 5CO2FactSheet.pdf 6CostsFactSheet.pdf
User files: 1TravelTransport.pdf 2TravelTransportPrayer.pd 3TravelTransportMeasure.pdf 4TravelTransportLinks.pdf
The most contentious area, that affects everybody to a greater or lesser extent. We are very defensive of our right to personal transport and unlimited travel, but what effect does that have on society as a whole, and on our environment?