Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eco Bishops and Lion Heads

Hey crew, I know you have been waiting with bated breath to hear from Cape Town. Now you can breathe easy, because here is your update.

It is just a few days shy of being 2 months spent in South Africa for me; the Green Anglican office has been really running lately, pressing for the end of the year. I have been busy writing Eco Bishop articles  chronicling the Anglican and Episcopalian Bishops coming to Cape Town this February for a conference called by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town, look it up on Facebook (Anglican Eco Bishops) and like our new page! It really has been an eye opening experience for me, as much as sometimes it seems just as the next task in the office, the excitement and enthusiasm behind the action of these environmentally forward churches exemplify the next step in what has to be done in our fight. The audience reading my posts, (hopefully!) are the ones that make a difference. We live in a way where if the numbers of caring individuals are great enough, the change must be made. We are the ones with the voice and the ability to keep the Earth.

The biggest challenge to our Eco Bishops conference is the youth involvement (here the term 'youth' can encompass everyone from teenagers to adults up to 30 or 35, but everybody can participate!). If you feel moved to make a message and want the bishops to receive it, send me your message in a creative way: sign, video, pictures, whatever and it will be presented to guide the conference!

We must all change the mindset about what we are doing and remember the ramifications of our actions, and in return, take action. The environmental movement is generally a new one, yes, we have seen environmental change for decades, but we really are living in a great time. I know I will look back and take pride in the changes we are making now. The numbers of supporters and people making moves to see the change is more than ever. We can make a positive difference in our environment, a little care goes way longer than you and I will ever see. If this analytic and biologically thinking guy can manage social media and a little office work, we can all work together and see the action.

If you know anything about me, you might know a little bit about my mentality, and that isn't one that sticks it out behind a desk, a cubical would be the death of me. Luckily enough, this wonderfully beautiful town of Cape Town allows for one to breach the walls of the office and enjoy the sun and breeze off the oceans without having to leave the city! Is there a better way to have a little change of pace than hikes in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? Here are more pictures from my adventures around the city- another perspective from Table Mountain and the iconic Lion's Head.
The view from Woody Ravine on Table Mountain

One of the many great views from Lion's Head, this is Camp's Bay again

Obligatory picture from the top of Lion's Head, a beautiful hike!

The "chain route" to the top of Lion's Head. Made for quite the adventure

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