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GC Notes from Greenbelt 2019

Hanging washing line for prayer flags

Here are pictures taken at the Green Christian Greenbelt Stall yesterday (24 August). If you are at Greenbelt, come and visit

Come to the Green Christian Stall at Greenbelt

Prayer flag activity. How are you feeling.. then pick a colour that describes that feeling a write word,

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Saving Wildlife and Biodiversity – 60% decline in world wildlife over last 40 years – populations of wild animals (vertebrates)

Today 30 Oct 2018 WWF announced (read the report)

60%

Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data.

50%

The Earth is estimated to have lost about half of its shallow water corals in the past 30 years.

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Information and advice for GC members attending The Climate Coalition Lobby on Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Climate Coalition brings together many different people, charities, and faith-based groups to campaign jointly on the climate crisis. Green Christian is a member of the coalition as are CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, A Rocha, the Salvation Army, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, RSPB, WWF… in fact,

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Green Christian Statement: The Time is Now, not 2045!

Green Christian Statement: (See Background briefing lower down)

Green Christian cannot in conscience agree with the deadlines for the UK to reach net zero carbon proposed either by the Climate Change Committee (2050) or the Climate Coalition (2045).  With the Climate Coalition we demand legislation for net zero,

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Projects of Green Christian

A major part of Green Christian’s work and raison d’être is to enable and encourage individual members to carry our Green Christian’s aims locally, as they see fit in their local situations, and to network. Our resources and activities are directed to this

However we do have some specific projects from the large scale to the very small.

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Fun song on clearing up litter

Alison Blenkinsop writes:

I was appalled by Hugh F-W’s recently-screened documentary on plastic detritus in Malaysia, but heartened by individuals’ response when directly approached. But it was clear that big business will not do what it should unless the individuals mass together and hold them to account.

It’s very depressing when the same problems keep arising –

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Extinction Rebellion and Faith

Thalia Carr has written these two articles on the Christian Climate Action web site about the relationship between Extinction Rebellion (XR) and her Christian faith.

What do we as Christians have to learn from Extinction Rebellion?

I was fortunate to spend some time with rebels at Marble Arch and Parliament Square last week.

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Ask your Denomination to Declare an Emergency

On 1 May 2019 a national climate and environmental emergency was declared in the UK Parliament. Green Christian is calling on church denominations and their governing bodies to play their part – but we need your help.  Please ask your elected church representatives and leaders to:

  • Declare a climate and ecological emergency as a church –

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