Blog Archives

Here is a collection of posts on specific topics which include: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Economics, Energy, Food, Transport, Water.

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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Can you recognise Ash Die-back?

Judith Allinson, of Settle, Northern England writes:

“Oh the Oak and the Ash and the bonny Ivy tree…

Around Settle where I live, Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is our the main big wild tree. Outside of the town a quarter of the big trees are ash.

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There is no more “later” – The Time is Now.

I have recently been working as an exam invigilator, supervising GCSE and A-Level students in one of the top boys Grammar schools in London. In between collecting in their mobile phones and handing out extra paper, there has been quite a lot of time to think.

I think about the boys and wonder whether they are interested in what they are studying or if it is just a means to an end for them.

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What are you doing about it mummy?

A journey of awareness and action

First published in Woman Alive magazine, June 2019

Last Summer, in temperatures approaching 30 degrees C, I was walking through London with my eight-year-old son. He was crying. This in itself was not unusual, he is a sensitive child, and it was incredibly hot and dusty.

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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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Talk by Mike Berners-Lee: 12 June: There is no Planet B

New: Mike Berners-Lee’s book There is no Planet B – A Handbook for the Make or Break Years.

Mike Berners-Lee’s books are: fun to read. They are filled with astonishing facts and analysis. They have practical and inspiring ideas about what you can actually do.”

and he is coming to speak to us at Settle!

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