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Stop the Solar Tax Hike!

Green Christian has joined the campaign to “Stop the Solar Tax Hike”. We are one of over 160 NGOs, schools, academics, energy providers and public institutions who have signed a letter asking the Chancellor to stop the proposed rise in business rates for solar panels.

Smaller companies and public sector organisations such as state schools and hospitals could face a six- to eightfold increase in the tax.

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Smart meters

There has been discussion about Smart meters in the press and in Green Christian’s own (members only) discussion group.

GC member Mark Boulton writes:

I’m referring to those smart meters managing our electricity (though I have to say that voluntarily installing a meter for the water supply to my last house saved a substantial sum of money as well as encouraging us to be more careful with our use of water).

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Attend launch of Gloucester Cathedral’s new Solar Panels – book tickets

Attend launch of Gloucester Cathedral’s new Solar Panels on 21 Nov – book tickets by 11 Nov

Gloucester Cathedral is going green, and keen to share its good solar energy news – and the opportunity to celebrate it – with others, especially individuals who are committed to being part of a greener society.

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Drax and the destruction of Southern USA Forests

Drax (N Yorks) is the biggest single emitter of CO2 in UK. It is now destroying Southern USA Forests for wood pellets.

 

Drax from Jo Syz on Vimeo.

 

 

It takes 150 years for trees to regrow –

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Members of CCA ask for prayers for trial on 31 May-1 June

Members of Christian Climate Action ask for prayers  as they stand trial on 31 May and 1 June.  The five were charged with criminal damage after whitewashing the walls of the Department for Energy and Climate Change on the first day of the Paris climate summit in November 2015.

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Will your church join the Big Church Switch?

BCS_logo_colour_webMore than 500 UK churches have registered to switch to renewable energy providers, using clean energy which doesn’t harm the earth, but rather can fuel prosperity for our global neighbours and bring light to all God’s people.

Among them is the oldest Methodist building in the world,

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Celandines, Eco-Congregation, Eco Church, Salt and Light, and Christian Unity

celandineSeveral things have come together:

I need a picture for the next GC E-News 29 – So why not one of a celandine

– a humble, but golden shining flower –  coming out soon in the south of England, and in February / March the north of England and Scotland.

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Eco-Congregation – Ingleton gains second award – what of churches near you?

Green Christian’s Web Editor (Judith Allinson)  visits a local church receiving their second award and writes:

“A primary aim of writing this article is to invite you, (if you live in the British Isles)  to find out if a church near you has received an Eco-Congregation Award..

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