Bees

Bees

Image: bees. Admittedly they could be any small flying-type thing. The decline in the number of bees is something I feel strongly about, so I signed a petition today. I think most of us, isolated from nature in our suburban worlds, don’t realise how important bees are to us. I know online petitions only go…

Holiday photograph 2

Holiday photograph 2

In these days of increased environmental awareness we must all do our bit, and none more so than purveyors of the traditional ‘harbour cruise’. This modern-day example consists of a rowing boat powered by a helium balloon, which is estimated to reduce emissions by up to 110%. “We limit trips to one person per boat…

Report from the London climate change march

Report from the London climate change march

Thousands of people have taken part in marches around the world to highlight the issue of climate change. This is my report, though iit must be emphasised that I am really a very poor example of a climate change marcher for reasons that will become apparent. Above: Me on the climate change march. I look…

Climate change service and march in London

Climate change service and march in London

There is to be a ‘campaign against climate change’ march in London this Saturday, the 8th of December. A service is being organised beforehand by various Christian groups. See any of these websites for details: Ecocongregation, SCM, Christian Ecology Link or Operation Noah. I got the poster above from the Ecocongregation site. Campaign against Climate…

Climate change

Climate change

On a related subject, today is the start of the UN climate change talks in Bali. Here are some links to do with this and other green issues: 1. Bali: make it count – Christian Aid I agree with Christian Aid that we need to make significant reductions to our CO2 emissions. They are calling…

Christian Aid cut the carbon march

Christian Aid cut the carbon march

Christian Aid are about to undertake what they describe as the longest protest march ever in the history of, well, everything. It is in aid of Global non-warming. There are no vacancies for marchers, but there is one vacancy for a driver to drive an electric vehicle around Britain at 4mph. To me this seems…

Brief report from the environment conference

Brief report from the environment conference

Today I went unexpectedly to the Chelmsford Diocesan environment conference. I did not intend to go, but owing to various circumstances I ended up there. It is a not-that-long but not-that-interesting story, so I will not tell it. And very good the conference was too. For me the need to take action on environmental and…

Gardening news just in

Gardening news just in

Today was a day for attending to the woeful state of the garden, which has been allowed to fall into rack, ruin and disrepair because because we have been busy with getting cats and doing all the travelling we could manage in the six weeks before getting cats. I assembled a mini greenhouse. The above…

The Great Global Warming Swindle

The Great Global Warming Swindle This programme was on Channel 4 this evening. A summary of the views expressed by the programme in my own words: Global warming is real, but not manmade. The warming of the earth causes the CO2 variaton, not the other way around. Human beings are in the single digits of…

Don't waste your time on the environment

…there’s no need for the church of Jesus Christ to be wasting its time gullibly falling for all of this global warming hocus-pocus. We need to give our total focus to the business of reaching this world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stop running down meaningless rabbit trails that get our focus off…

Don’t waste your time on the environment

…there’s no need for the church of Jesus Christ to be wasting its time gullibly falling for all of this global warming hocus-pocus. We need to give our total focus to the business of reaching this world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stop running down meaningless rabbit trails that get our focus off…

Stop ironing

Stop ironing

This came about as a result of my thinking about cutting down on energy use. Thanks for all the comments, thoughts and e-mails following on from my ‘responding to climate change‘ post. I’m still thinking about some of the issues but I think I will be going ahead with the environmental cartoons website. Someone suggested…

Responding to climate change

Responding to climate change

I sat in a coffee shop today reading the Independent and feeling unhappy. I know we have known for a long time that the lifestyles we choose to lead are having a disastrous effect on our planet, but it now seems even more definite and even more real. A lot of the things that usually…

Green Church Awards

Green Church Awards

The Green Church Awards, launched today by the Church Times. The awards will be awarded in the summer and there are different categories of awards as follows (award – sponsor): 1. Action with the community – Conservation Foundation 2. Biodiversity – A Rocha UK 3. Campaigning to cut the carbon – Operation Noah/Christian Ecology Link…

'Metro' Christmas Lights article

'Metro' Christmas Lights article

This is the cutting from Monday’s Metro newspaper featuring the Oxford Street Christmas Lights campaign of a few weeks back. Many thanks to Jack the Lass for scanning and sending it. I do have a scan of the entire page (of which this is just a small corner) but haven’t posted it as I am…

‘Metro’ Christmas Lights article

‘Metro’ Christmas Lights article

This is the cutting from Monday’s Metro newspaper featuring the Oxford Street Christmas Lights campaign of a few weeks back. Many thanks to Jack the Lass for scanning and sending it. I do have a scan of the entire page (of which this is just a small corner) but haven’t posted it as I am…