Let’s Build Back Better!

We are all in the same boat.

Green Christian has joined the BuildBackBetter campaign which launched June 2020. We have put our name to it because we agree that the UK must use this moment to invest in our public services, providing decent jobs, and decarbonise our economy. We can do it. It’s possible, sensible, and necessary. But we’ll have to start fighting for it now. 

Read more about what the campaign is asking for here. I hope you agree it fits with our values of love of neighbour and care for creation – in fact it has many parallels with our Joy in Enough project.

The group is inviting us to do three things:

  1. Sign up to the campaign and encourage all our contacts to join us and watch the videos
  2. Co-sign the BuildBackBetter statement
  3. That we email our MPs

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Author: Ruth Jarman | Date: 30 June, 2020 | Category: Action Climate Emergency | Comments: 3


Comments on "Let’s Build Back Better!"

Mr Gordon Wratten:

July 13, 2020

Dear Friends, Most environmentalists have been saying for some time that we should drive & fly less, buy less, and generally simplify our lives. We are now doing this and must expect a painfull period of readjustment. Councils are considering massive cuts in services and jobs as they retrench. Airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, cab drivers, the ancilliary industries servicing airports and retail all must now consider job cuts on a large scale. In the high street we are never going back to what we saw before and this combined with office closures (due to work from home) affects the lunch time trades. Add to this even a short term of cuts in the creative industries must mean job losses as everything links together. So to ask for more jobs from the Government is not realistic. Government will not create jobs but only private enterprise and they are now reacting to what we have all been calling for. When the climate change committee called last week for home insualtion, tree planting and restoration of heathland we cannot expect students seeking well paid jobs to do this kind of work. Final conclusion is that we cannot go in two different directions at the same time so we have to accept 3 million unemployed by the end of the year and hope that in a few years time we might be able to recover.

Mike de Villiers:

June 29, 2020

One way to Build Back Better is to grow plants and trees together. The more we grow the more resilient and the closer members of those communities.

Michael Plunkett:

June 13, 2020

Must build back differently or Climate change will bring the curtains down on civilization. l


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