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This page is essentially extracts from the News section of the index page from the Ten years 1998-2008. For news and archives of 2009 see News, and for forthcoming events see Events

December 2008

Happy New Year

Bradford Lights
Complexities:
View of Bradford - on Monday night - How much energy going to outer space? - View taken from the darkness, two miles past the last house, three miles up a very dark, steep, unsalted hoarfrost/sheet ice road - on the side of Ilkely Moor.

"On Ilkley Moor by t'at" is the best tune for "While Sheherds Watched" (Try it and enjoy it) -- "Ilkley Moor" is the ecologists song! -- Are these lights the "shining throng?"

Sometimes when it is dark you can see a long way .. I couldn't quite see all the world.. but I thought of you, dear reader, living somewhere round the world.. Happy Christmas.. more
News
 
The Pope - Rainforests and homosexuality. - See Mark Dowd's Comments -....
 

CEL at Climate Change Demo on 6 December.

More pictures

 
Catholic climate campaign launched Sun 8 Dec
 
NEF: A Green New Deal: policies for * credit crisis, *climate change and *high oil prices
News (on CEL's Website)
 
Why not print out CEL's January Prayer guide and give it as a present? - Large and small print versions -
 
Milton Keynes Church of Christ the Cornerstone Transport conference at Milton Keynes. Left: Church where we met
 
Jobs:
1. EcoCongregation Coordinator
2. TearFund- Climate Policy Asst.
3. Lee Abbey- Environment Coord'r ... extra details
   
1 January Prayer Guide
2 Omega Climate Change Course
3 Milton Keynes
4 Environment activity summer 2008 - different denominations
5 Transition towns
   
New Websites, and blogs, of CEL members and friends
ecocell logo- a course on eco-living.....

MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

 

November 2008

News (on other websites)
 
Education Sunday theme (8 Feb 2009): God's World is a Gift on Trust -
 
Burned forestForest loss costs $2 - $5 trillion.

Prince Charles calls for rainforest bills - (3 Nov)

 
Archbishop Tutu on Climate Change WDM Youtube video
 
ecocell logo- a course on eco-living.....

News (on CEL's Website)
 
Milton Keynes Church of Christ the Cornerstone Transport conference at Milton Keynes. Left: Church where we met
Panel at Milton Keynes
 
CEL (et al.) Climate Service - 6 Dec London
CEL Press release
   
1 Omega Climate Change Course
2 Milton Keynes
3 Environment activity summer 2008 - different denominations
4 December Prayer Guide
5 Transition towns
6 November Prayer Guide
7 CEL Climate Service 6 Dec
8 Dec. Mag. Article: Christmas
   
New Websites, and blogs, of CEL members and friends

MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

 

October 2008

News (on other websites)
 
Burned forestForest loss costs $2 - $5 trillion.
Brown's plan to save rainforests - (13 Oct)
World 'to fail' on nature target (13 Oct)
 
Preparing for climate change in Bangladesh - CMS report
 
News from ECEN
 

The European Christian Environment Network (ECEN) Assemby in Milan, 24-28 Sept -

1. Print and use the Appeal to churches
2. ECEN "The time to act is now" Summary by Eleanor Todd
3. ECEN-silent-witnessPicture of ECEN Silent Witness from Henrik Grape's Faith and Climate blog
4. ECEN Assembly Report by D Coaker on Creation challenge site
5. Milan 2008 - Documents, news and pictures from the 7th ECEN Assembly on ECEN website
6. ECEN Press Release by Martyn Goss
7. ECEN 2008 Milan
  More links to ECEN 2008....
News (on CEL's Website)
 
Sustainable Communities Act - Please Opt In. CEL signs letter to councils. - 10 Oct.
 
greenbelt tents   Pictures of CEL at Greenbelt at Cheltenham 22-25 Aug more.....
   
 
Green Website awards to EcoCongregation and Environmental Ideas Blog
 
Philip Clarkson Webb (our prayer guide author) says: Bill McKibben at Bristol Schumacher lecture recommends www.350.org - a global movement on CO2
Useful short articles for you to use in your parish magazine: November, December and January
 
CEL Conference 2008 - 22 Nov Milton Keynes
CEL (et al.) Climate Service - 6 Dec London
News (on other websites)
Preparing for climate change in Bangladesh - CMS report
 

MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

   
1 CEL Climate Service 6 Dec
2 Nov. Mag. Article: Advent
3 Green Website awards
4 October Prayer Guide
5 October Mag. Article: Trees
6 Review of Planetwise
7 Greenbelt
 
   
New Websites, and blogs, of CEL members and friends
Day
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TiptoeLiving TiptoeLiving is an energy efficiency consultancy service based in Blackpool - Lots of fun and useful links
   
Don't be afraid to ask for tap water . More tips..
 
ecocell logo
- a course on eco-living.....

 

September 2008

News (on CEL's Website)
 
greenbelt tents   Pictures of CEL at Greenbelt at Cheltenham 22-25 Aug more.....
greenbelt cel michael northcot  
Greenbelt-Cheltenham Racecourse  
 
carshalton
Carshalton Environment Fair
 
News (On other websites)
 

"Shun Meat" Says UN Climate Chief - 18% of green house gasses caused by meat production. (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide)

" the biggest source globally of carbon dioxide from meat production is land clearance, particularly of tropical forest"

CEL Web Editor: Could your church support a rainforest fund?


bullet Don't Stop at the Lights: Church plan for a year of action on tackling climate change - by Claire Foster and David Shreeve - 25 Aug
bullet Renewing the Face of the Earth by David Atkinson, Bishop of Thetford. June
bullet Hope for Creation: - CTBI Resources for Creation Time 2008.
bullet Stem the Tide -(June '08) Methodist Climate Change website
bullet Paint the Church Green - Book. by Ellen Teague (June '08)
bullet Between the Flood and the Rainbow - Operation Noah Study Guide -(May 2008)
bullet ECEN liturgical material in English for Creation time

MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

   
1 October Mag. Article: Trees
2 Review of Planetwise
3 Greenbelt
4 September Prayer Guide
5 Top Ten Reasons to visit CEL's website
6 Food and Development
7 Puppet play text -for Operation Noah Event
 
   
New Websites, and blogs, of CEL members and friends
Day
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Amber links to encourage more effective personal responses to climate change, including practical tips.
   
Don't be afraid to ask for tap water when you are in any food or drink establishment.
More tips..
 
ecocell logo
ecocell - a new CEL resource - a course on eco-living.....

 

August 2008

News (on CEL's Website)
 
Several CEL members attended Kingsnorth Camp for Climate Action and the march
 
Operation Noah Day at Hartley Wintney
Ruth Jarman who organised the Operation Noah day at Hartley Wintney on 5 July writes:
..On 14 July I'm off with 5 children to no.10 to deliver a petition....
 
Churches in Devon and Operation Noah to present petition at No. 10. on Thurs 17 July.
 
EcoWalk at Baildon, Bradford. (See tiles in roof) 13 July - from CofE church to two Methodist homes.
News (On other websites)
 
Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% )
Canada - Historic eco-decline sends sobering message
Vatican advises greener holidays
Creation Time (1 Sept-4 Oct) backed by CTE Presidents -CTE press release on 5 Jun

New resources of other organisations
Hope for Creation: - CTBI Resources for Creation Time 2008. Press Release
Stem the Tide - New Methodist website on Climate Change (June 2008)
Paint the Church Green - Book. A group course by Ellen Teague (June 2008) - Six sessions.
Between the Flood and the Rainbow - Operation Noah Study Guide -(May 2008)
ECEN liturgical material in English for Creation time

MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

Newest pages
   
1 August Prayer Guide
2 Top Ten Reasons to visit CEL's website
3 Food and Development
4 Puppet play text -for Operation Noah Event
5 Green Bradford Synod
 
   
New Websites, and blogs, of CEL members and friends
Day
16
Amber links to encourage more effective personal responses to climate change, including practical tips.
   
Don't be afraid to ask for tap water when you are in any food or drink establishment.
More tips..
 

July 2008

News (on CEL's Website)
 
ecocell - a new CEL resource for a flexible course on eco-living. find out more... Resources CD
 
Green Faith Day at Worth abbey June 2008
Green Faith Day at Worth Abbey,29th June more..
strawberry pavlova with local ingredients
Bradford Diocese Synod (21 June) LOAF lunch - speaker Mark Dowd ...

MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES
News (On other websites)
 

Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% )

Canada - Historic eco-decline sends sobering message

Vatican advises greener holidays

Creation Time (1 Sept-4 Oct) backed by CTE Presidents -CTE press release on 5 Jun


New resources of other organisations
Hope for Creation: a time for worship and action - CTBI Resources for Creation Time 2008. Press Release
Stem the Tide - New Methodist Church  website and resources on Climate Change (June 2008)
Paint the Church Green - Book.
A group course by Ellen Teague (pub June 2008) - Six sessions.
Between the Flood and the Rainbow - Operation Noah Study Guide -(May 2008)
ECEN liturgical material in English for Creation time
Newest pages
   
1 Top Ten Reasons to invite your friends to visit CEL's website
2 Food and Development
3 Puppet play text -for Operation Noah Event
4 Green Bradford Synod
5 July Prayer Guide
 
   
   

We invite CEL members and friends to send in news of their webistes, blogs, interests etc.
and add it to the new links page

Day
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Bath and Wells Diocesan Environment Group - events in Somerset and the South West.
   

For UK travel by bus, foot,train etc www.transportdirect.info - For overland transport -trains ferries and abroad - The Man in Seat Sixty-One

 

June 2008

News (on CEL's Website)
 
ecocell - a new CEL resource for a five week session of workshops on eco-living. find out more...
Send off today for your ecocell Resources CD - only £5
 

CEL's web editor (12 May) returned from Northern Ireland and Ireland more..... For overland transport info see The Man in Seat Sixty-One


News (on CEL's Website)
 
CEL present at Heathrow protest on 31 May at Sipson more...

News (On other websites)
 

Creation Time (1 Sept-4 Oct) backed by CTE Presidents -CTE press release on 5 Jun

Prince Charles on Rainforests

Wildlife populations decrease

CC EcoNews (Methodist/ URC)

Newest pages
   
1 Green Christian - extended article on Population
2 Script for short humorous play on pollution and global warming
3 ecocell - a new CEL resource
4 June Prayer Guide
5 June parish magazine item
 
Leytonstone United Free Church receives Eco-Award on 31 May
 
Powering the microwave clock can use more power than heating your food!

 

May 2008

News
 
Prince Charles on Rainforests at EU parliament 14 May..
 
18 May - Birmingham - Debt
 
CEL's web editor (12 May): "Having just returned from a fortnight in Northern Ireland (work) and Ireland I am now busy updating this website.

I went by ferry.. more.....

Most people were surprised when I said I did not fly or drive to get there.

It does cost in time. And I wonder how energy efficient these superfast ferries really are.

For overland transport enquiries see The Man in Seat Sixty-One "


MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES
News
 
Burma: Student Christian Movement Appeal - SCM workers and members in Burma
 
Rowan Williams to avoid flying (Green Futures interview)
 
Brazil: Sister Dorothy Stang: killer convicted, mastermind acquitted
 

Lambing Service 27 Apr in Yorks Dales. Why not organise an open-air service for Environment Sunday - 8 June?
 
May Creation Challenge Newsletter (Methodist/ URC)
 

Action Aid's campaign, Who Pays? is calling on the government to put in place binding regulation to ensure supermarkets can be held accountable for their social and environmental impact overseas.

New Links to sites and blogs of CEL members and friends
 
A new link added each weekday See All New Links
13 30 Ap Christian Cafe at the Kingsnorth climate camp this summer.
12 29 Apr The Energesis Trust: schools' climate change education from a Christian perspective.
11 28 Apr Christian Vegetarian Association
10.
25 Apr Greening St John's, Reading- blog becoming an eco-congregation.
  More.....
 
Newest pages
   
1 June parish magazine item
2 May Prayer Guide
3 Breastfeeding
4 Links to CEL members websites
5 Eco-Spirituality ppt - free resource

 

April 2008

News
 

"Biofools Day"

UK protests planned for Tues 15 April - On this day mandatory biofuel blending (RTFO) comes in under the UK government Renewabe Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Demonstration at Downing Street at 6pm organised by Biofuelwatch and Campaign Against Climate Change. Also: Aberdeen, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Manchester

 

17 April:7pm-9pm Mining.

- Talks on social and environmental costs of these hugely profitable companies' activities. (in which our British Pension funds invest) at Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA - talks given by Visitors from mining-affected communities

 

Speak out for climate justice
Calling on all religious to come together in a lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 23 April 2008 (ecumenical)

This lobby of Parliament is facilitated by CAFOD, the Conference of Religious and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Links. Many religious have already registered to attend - Associates and companions of religious orders are also welcome to join us.

Details (867KB pdf file)

News
 

Pictures of Easter
- Why not plan an open air service for Rogation Sunday (27 Apr), Whit, or for Environment Sunday - 8 June?
 

New:Eco-Spirituality ppt show "See, Grieve, Hope, Act" by Ruth Jarman
 

12 CEL members
join hundreds at Heathrow T5 to Reject Airport Expansion - 27 March.
Newest pages
   
1 Eco-Spirituality ppt - free resource
2 LiveSimply
3 Heathrow T5 protest
 
New Links

We invited CEL members and friends to send in news of their webistes, blogs, interests etc.
Each day a new link will be added

Day  
3
16 April

Inspiring Calm is a Christian CD which celebrates God's wonderful Creation. Scriptures & Reflections are read to a background of music, birdsong, gentle streams, ocean waves and other sounds from nature.

2
15 Apr
www.stephaniewrites.co.uk -the blog of Stephanie Boucher

1

14 Apr

The Omega Climate Change Group is a group from St Mark's Church, Broomhill and St Mary's, Bramall Lane, Sheffield. It includes a five session course, a carbon trading game and the opportunity to join in a personal carbon trading exercise.

 

March 2008

 

News
 

Several members of CEL join FLASH MOB' - Hundreds Converge on Heathrow T5 to Reject Airport Expansion - 11am precisely, Thursday 27 March .

Aviation already accounts for 13% of the UK 's contribution to climate change (when "radiative forcing" is included)

and is the UK 's fastest-growing source of greenhouse-gas emissions

 
20 February 2008 - WCC statements on climate change
News
 
10% of the food items in our shopping contain palm oil (often labelled as vegetable oil)..
Soya is a common ingredient too..
Newest pages
1 April Magazine Article
2 March Prayer Guide
3  
4
Sean McDonagh - Bradford
 
Popular pages
1 Prayer guide index
2 Events / whatson
3 About CEL

Should not we, who are eating food grown on land taken from irreplaceable rainforest - be contributing more to "Save an acre" and other rainforest conservation schemes?

 

 

February 2008

News
 

CEL delivers symbols to 10 Downing Street -re: new nuclear build

 
Sean McDonagh talks at Bradford 29 Jan

Sean McDonagh at Bradfrod


MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES
News
 
LENT: TEARFUND CARBON FAST online resources
 
New book:Cherishing the Earth - How to Care for God's Creation- by Martin and Margot Hodson
 
New book: Planetwise by David Bookless - Also DVD with resource material for services, workshops etc
 
EcoCongregation Spring Newsletter
Newest pages

1 March Prayer Guide
2
3
Sean McDonagh - Bradford
4
Lent Courses
 
Popular pages
1 Prayer guide index
2 Events / whatson
3 About CEL
4 Lent Courses
5 Weblinks
   

 

January 2008

News

 
candleBest wishes for the New Year
 

10 Jan: CEL delivers symbols to 10 Downing Street - in response to plans for new nuclear build

 

Videos of Archb of Cant's
New Year Message: 'God doesn't do waste' and on Climate Change (for Bali)

 
Bethesda Church Cheltenham receives 2nd EcoCongregation Award
Bethesda second EcoCongregation Award
UN Environment programme
  • climate change,
  • extinction rates,
  • a growing population
  • - all put humanity at risk. 25/Oct:

    News

     
    Operation Noah appoints campaign strategist: - Mark Dowd, the award-winning documentary maker.
     
    Did you miss "God is Green" on channel 4 last year? (presented by former Dominican friar Mark Dowd) Watch it online at Operation Noah
     
    Thinking of buying an ISA?
    Carbon Footprint Ranking of UK Investment Funds.
     
    UK Ministers ordered to assess climate cost of all decisions
     

    Pictures at 8 Dec. Climate Change March at London
    Report of day
    Videos of day: Timesonline and Operation Noah


    MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

    Newest pages


    1 CEL delivers symbols to 10 Downing Street
    2
    10 New Years Resolutions
    3
    January Prayer Guide
    4 How to make a CEL display
    5
    Climate March Pics 8 Dec
    6
    Education Sunday 20 Jan
    More Newest Articles
     

    Popular pages

     
    1 Events / whatson
    2 Operation Noah
    3 Green Sermon Notes
    4 Prayer guide index
    5 Kidzone
    6 CEL Retreat 15-17 Feb

    December 2007

    News

     
    UN Environment programme: climate change, extinction rates, a growing population - all put humanity at risk. 25/Oct:
     
    Sewage outflows pollute Palestine
     
    Please DON'T give a goat for Christmas
     
    Chimpanzees photographic memory better than ours
     
    Church Times Green Church Award Winners. Cutting the cake are three boys from Hurst Green, Lancs.
     
    speakers at lancaster conferenceLancaster: 3 Nov -See the pictures CEL Day:

    MORE NEWS & ARCHIVES

    News

     
    Thinking of buying an ISA?
    Carbon Footprint Ranking of UK Investment Funds.
     
    UK Ministers ordered to assess climate cost of all decisions
     
    Pictures at 8 Dec. Climate Change March at London
    Report of day
     
    8th Dec Events at Dublin and Belfast
     
    Emergency global petition - AVAAZ at Bali "194,000 signed in 72 hours.
     
    Videos of climate change rally service on Sat 12 Dec: Timesonline and Operation Noah

    Newest pages


    1
    10 New Years Resolutions
    2
    January Prayer Guide
    3
    How to make a CEL display
    4
    Climate March Pics 8 Dec
    5
    Christmas - alternative etc
    6 Jan Magazine article
    7 Prayer guide as daily email
    More Newest Articles
     

    Popular pages

     
    1 Events / whatson
    2 Prayer guide index
    3 Links
    4 Ideas
    5 Operation Noah
    6 About CEL
    7 Resources