Event drives home climate change issue
Brimfield church hosting global climate event Saturday
October 21, 2009
ay be little, but this Saturday Brimfield becomes this area's link to the world by hosting one of the thousands of global events marking the International Day of Climate Action.
"Even if people don't agree with the science or accept human involvement in global warming, we're still using too many resources," said organizer Rev. Ian Lynch of First Congregational Church. "[Our church leaders are] pushing us to see this as a moral issue. We need to address the morality of how we treat our neighbors, and one of the neighbors we're ignoring is the generations yet unborn. It's basically theft."
To help address that issue is a small way, Lynch, Judy Sessler and others have organized an electronics and bike recycling day at the church, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in collaboration with Bikes Not Bombs. BNB will collect usable and repairable bikes for shipment to Third World people, while the others will accept computers, DVDs, TVs, various appliances, various batteries, cell phones and other items for a small fee.
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