Climate Action

Brexit, Trump and the strength if the right wing of politics don’t bode well for climate action.  But our job is a keep on speaking up and demanding a safe future for creation and our future  neighbours.  And to keep hoping and praying that God will use our words, our actions and our lives for good in his world.

I will try to keep this page updated with what’s going on in the faith-based climate action this year.

Please go to this page for a list of climate change organisations

Actions you can do from your sofa:

1. Write a letter to your MP
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Let your MP know of your concerns for environmental legislation and the Paris agreement, following the Brexit vote.  Hope for the Future have a nice template letter than you can use as a basis.


2. Watch and share the beautiful and moving 5 minute video ‘I wish for you’ by Michael Morpurgo, with Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake.screen-shot-2016-02-03-at-8-50-06-pm

This is part of The Climate Coalition‘s Show the Love campaign.

 

 


3. Ask your church to divest the rest:

divest partyThe Methodist Church and the Church of England have voted to divest from tar sands and coal but are happy to stay cuddled up to oil and gas, saying that engagement with these companies is the answer.  We don’t think that is a Christian thing to do.  Brightnow is working to help us talk to our churches about this – including this brilliant paper that well and truly squashes the engagement argument.

 

 


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4. Pray and Fast for the Climate was set up to encourage UK Christians to pray and fast on the 1st of each month for a meaningful and just global climate agreement at the UN climate talks.  Since we have achieved that, sort of, we now have to pray the rhetoric into reality!

 

 


5.

logo@2xTearfund has a campaign called Ordinary Heroes.  The current campaigns within it are: Stir up Suppers, Switch your energy and Eco Church.

 

 


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6. “The Big Shift” campaign is for churches, Christians and others to quicken the pace for getting out of fossil fuels. This includes encouraging governments and institutions to move our money out of investments into coal and into cleaner energy, plus lots of suggestions for individual and local action.

 

Go to the website www.christianaid.org.uk/bigshift to email your bank asking them to clean up their cash!

 


 

7. Switch your church or home to renewable power

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I think this excellent scheme is still going.  My church, St John’s Hartley Wintney, has switched both electric and gas to renewable energy.  It is very easy and clear – you get a quote, send it to your church council to make the decision, and then make the switch!

 

 

 

 

 

Actions that involve going somewhere:

1. Get your church to meet with your MP
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Mobilise your church community to ask your MP to respond your community’s concerns for environmental legislation and the Paris agreement, following the Brexit vote.  Hope for the Future have all you need to get this organised.

 


2. Show the love

show your loveThe climate coalition is encouraging us all to take part in their month action on climate change this February. We are to organise events to which we can invite our MPs, to show them that we care about the world and that we want politicians to act.

The best information on this is here.

 

 


3. Ask the church to divest the rest

 

Bright Now LogoOperation Noah’s Bright Now campaign is part of the Global Divestment Mobilisation happening 5th-13th May this year.  Keep an eye on the Bright Now web site for resources on how to engage your churches this week!

 


5 comments on “Climate Action
  1. Poppy says:

    Yes I’ll be there. Poppy Pickard

  2. Jill Vogler says:

    I will be there DV

  3. John P Fowler says:

    Today, Fri 11th Sept some members of Bexhill & Hastings Global Justice Now Group will be visiting Angela Rudd in Hastings to talk about Climate Change & what she is going to sign up to in Paris in Dec.
    It’s a pity it has clashed with the Euthanasia debate in Parliament !

  4. Philip Clarkson Webb says:

    To John Fowler. It would be interesting to know the outcome of your meeting with Amber Rudd. Does she really believe that climate change is simply about economics? Philip.

  5. colin Jarvis says:

    I think we may be lulled into a false sense that we can avoid climate change . Everyone concerned could look up the latest co2 figures on the NOAA website. CO2 emissions are rising faster than ever and realistically, can you really see a sudden levelling off and reduction of this gas? Already you will find that we are committed to a level of warming that is not good. The sea is rising and 2015 looks like it will be another record warm year. The population is too high and we are committing so many newborn children to a very uncertain world especially in countries that are basically going to be inhabitable.
    Look at adaptation strategies and expect the unexpected

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