As Carolyn mentioned at our AGM, I have agreed, as a member of Council, to encourage, promote and coordinate our La Côte Church commitment to Creation Care and share ideas about what we can do as individuals. The urgency for each one of us to play our part in caring for God’s wonderful gift of Creation is becoming ever more evident. To start with we have created this blog. A brief introduction to each new theme and a link will be included periodically in our Weekly Bulletin. I will get the ball rolling and hope that in due course many of you will feel inspired to share your own ideas.
My personal commitment and enthusiasm stem in part from working for over 16 years as a volunteer in a fair trade shop in Geneva (Le Balafon), raising awareness and providing an amazing number of insights into fair development projects and trade issues. My main concern, however, is for the kind of world that will be left behind for my children and grandchildren. I may myself no longer be around to suffer the full effects of climate change and all the related problems, but they will be … and I consider it my responsibility to play my own small part in as many ways as possible to contribute to a better, cleaner, safer, fairer and more just world.
Thank you for your interest and I look forward to sharing with you over the coming months.
– Jean Mayer