Painted lady

       

Our responsibility to the environment has been a theme of the conference, and that's not just turning off the taps when we brush our teeth. The island of Tuvulu in the South Pacific, is only 4 feet above sea level and about to disappear at any minute and that's the responsibility of all of us. It is of course, linked to the unjust economics between richer and poorer nations, we all know this, but what we do about it?

Less money on war, would mean more money for environmental peace and the ability to pay some of our environmental debt to poorer nations like Tuvulu. That is why Ruth is getting painted - this banner is going to the United Nations - but we also need to think hard when we get home about the implications for Touchstone and where we put our energy.

Thought: peace can only come if we live simply