Year after year the UN Climate Conferences, the COPs, face the same contradiction. In order to help solve the climate crisis delegates will once again fly from all over the world, emitting thousands of tons of greenhouse gases. Two steps backwards for every step forward. And this at a time when there are more and […]
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Are EVs right for you? And are they right for the environment? A fascinating presentation by Anthony Simpson, Research Associate (Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles), University of Reading. A meeting of Chinnor and Thame Friends of the Earth, December 2019. Interesting to compare this with my first outing to explore the possibility of getting an […]
Should Christians, including clergy, be breaking the law as part of Extinction Rebellion? Is non-violent direct action the only way to galvanise action on the climate emergency we face? Dr.Simone Kotva, research fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, reflects on the moral and theological issues that are becoming increasingly urgent as the global crisis unfolds. A film […]
Ruth Jarman of Christian Climate Action goes on trial at Hendon Magistrates Court for her part in the Extinction Rebellion in London.
Daniel Nelson, long-time international journalist and News Editor at OneWorld UK offers 10 very practical tips for anyone wanting to submit stories to news sites like OneWord and their partners in Sweden.
Eleven years ago as part of our greening campaign we started looking at electric cars. This was the story as it appeared back then. Nothing back then seemed really practical. But now finally the time seemed right to take the plunge, and looking at all the models, the Nissan Leaf looked like it would work […]
The sixth Spring. Thanks to Lillia Clark for her help with the filming.
Is this an answer to global warming that we’re missing? What do you think? This is a short taster for a documentary coming soon on a new campaign by Nick Dunlop and the Climate Parliament
What do you make of this? The topic could hardly be more urgent: our common future and how to survive it. We’re opening up for collaboration a major new documentary about the unique vision of the radical economist, David Fleming. This is the first of a dozen tasters for your feedback with ideas, events and […]
This is the story of how the original television series presented by Don Cupitt more than 30 years ago has given rise to an international network. Today’s members Of the Sea of Faith Network continue to explore issues from the future of Christianity to its relationship to secular humanism. And Don Cupitt himself reflects on […]
Supporting someone bereaved by suicide is really difficult. It’s so easy to say the wrong thing and hurt them even more. Even healthcare professionals find it exceptionally hard, but at least they have training courses to help them. (Well, some do.) Empathy Media made 3 training videos for UK professionals, fostering active learning. Each video […]
A summer evening with the Green Drinks crowd at Long Crendon, for a great presentation by Will McCallum of Greenpeace. He told a shocking story of just how bad the plastic pollution of our seas has become and how Greenpeace is campaigning to turn the tide.
Green Drinks is a group that meets in the Oxfordshire/Bucks borders to discuss all things green – as well as sharing a drink or two. This month the topic for discussion was electric cars – the joys and pitfalls of owning a Renault Zoe, and a new e-car sharing scheme in Oxford. Karen Dauncey introduces […]
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We joined a march of tens of thousands of people of all backgrounds saying No! to the rise in racism and Islamaphobia. Labour MP David Lammy was among the passionate speakers demanding a change of course from Theresa May and the British government – “What was the hard right has moved into political parties. We […]