Plymouth Churches Green Action Talks – Ethical Shopping

Event Details


Tuesday 30th October

St. Edwards Church Hall

Church Hill

Plymouth PL6 5RN

7.30 p.m.

Speaker: Simon Giarchi, CAFOD Plymouth

Free entry

With Christmas on the horizon companies bombard us with the usual over-consumerist message. But as you think about shopping take a moment to think about those gifts you were planning on buying. Where do you think they were made? Who do you think made them? Did they work in humane conditions? Do you think environmentally friendly practices were used in the process or is it likely harmful chemicals were dumped into local watersheds?

It’s not fun to think about those things, right? We just want to sit back and enjoy the time with our families, but we need to do more. As Christians we’ve been called to do more.

Just remember, the way we spend our money shows the way we live. Maybe we should take a step back from consumerism this Christmas to help those who need it most.

Buying Christmas gifts ethically doesn’t have to be an added headache. It can be exceptionally rewarding! Not only are you getting great items for the people you love, but you’re helping to transform the lives of people in developing countries – it’s a win-win situation.

There are so many great options out there to help others and Simon will focus on the work of CAFOD and then will lead a practical workshop on how to use the online Good Shopping Guide.