Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"God is Green" ... Bishop Geoff Davies

Archbishop Tutu calls him the Apostle of the Environment. South Africa's very own "Green" Bishop Geoff Davies is keen to encourage renewable energy and believes we should share the resources of this world. He condemns usury, inequality and fracking and has a firm belief that we are all part of nature and that "we must care for all of life."

Bishop Geoff Davies supports the iStart2 initiative because  we need to touch people through art and use every channel to spread the message. Bishop Davies combines faith and environmental activism in a dynamic package.

The Green Bishop Starts 2

He is the Founder and executive director of the South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI). A man who has willingly adopted the role of chief challenger and admonisher of those who do not acknowledge the fragility of our planet. He is resolute in his belief that faith communities – be they Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Baha’i or Buddhist – have a major role to play in saving the environment. Bishop Davies received one of the country’s highest environmental honours, the Nick Steele Memorial Award as the SAB Environmentalist of the Year for his work in 2011. 

iStart2 is excited to take hands with faith communities in the roll - out of the iStart2 Challenge. To listen to a podcast of the interview with this remarkable youthful man, just click "play" below.

Listen to the iStart2 Show on Radio Today 1485 AM in Jozi, dstv Audio Channel 869 or worldwide on www.1485.org.za. The show is on every Monday at 18h30 and repeated on Thursdays at 19h00 (SA Time)
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Interested to play your part?

We are looking for volunteers to work with and at the iStart2 HUB to assist in the roll-out of the iStart2 initiative - amongst other things:
- Contacting and working with schools/ Mother's Committees to participate in selling "Bags of Hope" for school fundraising projects in 2014.
- Building a database of faith communities in partnership with SAFCEI.
- Training providers in 27 districts of South Africa interested in partnering with iStart2 on training initiatives in New Venture Creation and Environmental Practices. The districts are:

Johannesburg, Soweto, Boksburg, Tshwane, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch, PMB, Port Elizabeth, Van der Bijl Park, Roodepoort, Rustenburg, Tlokwe, Nelspruit, Kimberley, Witbank, Polokwane, Kroonstad, George/Oudtshoorn, Richardsbay, East London, Kuruman, Upington, Mafikeng, Worcester and Bethlehem.
Email Pierre du Toit at pierre@iStart2.com if interested.
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