Oxfordshire Green Open Homes – May 2014

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Oxfordshire Green Open Homes is a great opportunity for people to engage with their local community about climate change. You could open up your own home to the scheme – or visit someones home locally to see what you could do in your own.

  • Find a local Green Open Home

Visit greenopenhomes.net

  • Open up your own Green Home

By opening your home to show Solar PVs or a new boiler you will have an opportunity to inspire visitors to take action to address climate change.  You can also take part to promote any lifestyle changes or low cost improvements, such as turning down the heating, putting foil behind radiators, wearing an extra jumper, or taking the bike instead of the car. The minimum requirement is to be open for just 2 hours.  If you’d like to take part please contact Lois Muddiman at The Low Carbon Hub for further details using the contact form below or call 01865 246099.

May + June 2014 events in Milton Keynes

Two events coming up in Milton Keynes, organised by the MK Christian Environment Group…

Joy In Enough – Tuesday 6th May at 8.00pm

An informal evening focused on the theme of the recent Christian Ecology Link conference, that will explore the proposition that the pursuit of growth economics does not take into account planetary constraints, nor does having more and more posessions deliver satisfaction for those who already have enough.

There will be a short video Enough is Enough, based on the book of the same name by authors Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, lecturer in Environmental and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds and chief economist for CASSE (the Center for the Advancement of Steady State Economics) – and a discussion on a Christian response, including CEL’s own Joy in Enough project.

Wicken Fen – Saturday 21st June

MKCEG group are planning a visit to Wicken Fen to explore Britain’s oldest nature reserve and the amazing variety of wildlife it supports – over 8500 species of plants birds and dragonflies. There will be a short introductory talk, possible boat trip and walk.

Please let David Miller know as soon as possible if you would like to join MKEG for either event by using the contact form below:

Building the Will for Action – 7th May 2014

Christiana Figueres_Event Flyer Climate Change: Building the Will for Action

The United Nations, churches, investors, security experts and environmentalists came together at St Paul’s Cathedral to highlight the pressing importance of collective action on climate change.

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change,  shared her views on the challenges faced, highlighting what faith communities, the City and the UK at large can do to help. A panel of distinguished speakers identified the impact of climate change on their sector and, along with questions from the audience, helped to build the will for political action.

Panelists included:

  • Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti (former UK Climate and Energy Security Envoy)
  • Dr Tony Juniper (Author and Environmentalist)
  • Investment speaker TBC.
  • Chaired by Bishop James Jones (former Bishop of Liverpool)

A video of the evening is available online:

The event was organised by Shrinking the Footprint, St paul’s Institute, CCLA and CIG.
www.stpaulsinstitute.org.uk/videos/2014/may/07/climate-change-building-the-will-for-action-christiana