Other useful environmental links
The Living Planet Index: (launched on 5th October)..Humans have destroyed more than 30% of the Natural World since 1970. (Think of that.. for many of us, a third of the natural world's resources gone in our lifetime.) A useful source of recent measurements to quote.
Action Towards Local Sustainability
SUSTAIN, the alliance for better food and farming
Help Sustain's Organic Food & Farming Targets Bill campaign, by writing a letter to your MP, and signing-up to the campaign
Flying off to a warmer climate
A fun program which enables you to calculate the amount of air pollution produced when flying on different journeys. ..perhaps your upcoming holiday or business trip. The Climate Train Ecobalance Page compares a journey by train and boat with an air journey and finds that 3.8 times as much CO2 per passenger is produced on the air journey, but that the effect of all the other gases produced by the plane (Ozone, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and water vapour) at high altitude is over 7 times the CO2 equivalent of the ground journey.
The New Economics Foundation works to construct a new economy centred on people and the environment. The new economy envisioned includes a new perspective on wealth which emphasises quality of life for the human race and the environment. Founded in 1986, it is now one of the UK's most creative and effective independent think tanks, combining research, advocacy, training and practical action.
WDM World Development Movement
The World Development Movement (WDM) tackles the root causes of world poverty. campaigning for fairer world trade, regulating multinationals ...
Some Useful Genetic Engineering Links recommended by CEL members
Stop Climate Chaos. Climate change coalition the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition is 80 organisations and their 4 million supporters, working together for positive action
SPEAK "SPEAK is a Network connecting the emerging generation to campaign
and pray on issues of global justice. Through bringing change to situations
of injustice we aim to share our faith in our creator: God."
Centre for Language and Ecology, which includes the on-line
magazine 'Language & Ecology' and resources for researchers
information about seasonal events
of the Earth
Quiet Garden Trust 250 Gardens world wide in 10 years!
Population Trust ECO-FOOTPRINTING: Tables relating
populations to carbon dioxide emissions limits, and at current and modest
economic lifestyles, have been added to Living Planet Report eco-footprinting
Animal Net Directory The world's largest database of animal
protection societies, with over 15,000 listings and more than 8,000
links to Web Sites.
Network of Christian Peace Organisations
Centre for Non violent communication
A global organization helping people connect compassionately with themselves
and one another through Nonviolent Communications, a process created
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
A source of quotable quotes : Aviation is the fastest-rising contributor to climate change. A single person on the national average wage of £25,000 pays an extra £557 in income tax to meet the costs of aviation's tax breaks.
Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES)
The Campaign for dark skies CfDS is campaigning against light pollution - wasted light that shines where it is not wanted.
Much of this wasted light shines up into the sky, causing the visual "smog" that hangs over towns and cities at night.
The Social Creditor
Social credit critiques the philosophy of orthodox economics which justifies the evils of corporate capitalism, (one of which is ecological degradation on a global scale. )
. It follows the work of Clifford Hugh Douglas: You can read their latest magazines as pdf files.
Climate Concern UK
UK-based campaign group, specifically focussed on spreading the word to the
general public to recognise the human-induced climate change problem and to
encourage reductions in energy consumption.
Christian Vegetarian Association
Many green articles on the website of The Door, The Oxford Diocesan Newspaper
Independent Catholic News
www.ethicalpricing.info Research into pricing tactics used by companies
Carymoor Environmental Trust, Somerset
We are a registered charity and Environmental Body which has taken over the management of a former landfill site three miles from Castle Cary, Somerset. We provide an engaging and fun resource for the demonstration of environmental issues for everyone. H.C.
The Old Testament Wilderness in Ecological Perspective Keith Innes, who has written our Green Pointers for Preachers - ecological Notes for sermons has carried out an MPhil and reports on his work here.
WWW.CHRISTIANSINPARLIAMENT.ORG.UK a new website for Christian MP's and those interested in praying for and finding out about Christian activity in Parliament. It is run by the Christians in Parliament group and produced by Bible Society.
Sites Unseen - Earths mightiest Alternative Christian Link Portal
good Christian - environment Links
Breathe Less stuff more living -
Breathe is a Christian network for simpler living. UK
nouslife.blogspot.com/ - Andii Bowsher's blogs
Cut your carbon with climatestewards.org.uk from A Rocha - Support charities a/projects abroad that encourage tree planting. Give a donation to mitigate effects caused by car and air travel.
GM FREEZE CAMPAIGN
www.gmfreeze.org Campaign calling on the Government for a Freeze on the commercial use of genetically engineered plants and animals. The GM Freeze is a coalition of associations. CEL supports GM Freeze.
Climate Change Speaker Network: Nationwide network with speakers available to give climate change talks to schools, community groups, societies, faith groups, councils, etc.
www.whatyoucando.co.uk website about personal action to reduce climate change.
Paperback.coop Good supplier of recycled paper and office supplies - warehouse in East London. (added 1 Nov 2006)
CarPlus Car Sharing Scheme - lots of info
Take the Red Pill -
site written and produced by Christians trying to take a wider view of issues like social justice and the environment. Useful alternative links page
Scargill House Scargill is an inclusive, multi-cultural Christian Community in the Yorkshire Dales. It runs some courses with and environmental focus.
Christian simplicity from an Anabaptist perspective. -
Church of the Brethren in University Park, Maryland, USA.
Ss Mary and John Churchyard, Oxford
Hilfield Project - A Franciscan Initiative for Peace and the Environment
At Hilfield Friary in Dorset, UK, the brothers of the Society of St Francis have established a project which brings together both a commitment to peace and justice between people and also a care for our natural environment.
Optimum Population Trust Added 10 July 2007
STEWARDING THE EARTH'S RESOURCES A resource for the church about waste reduction, waste re-use and waste recycling
Rev John Hale is having a Sabbatical this autumn to research on how the Church can take a lead in recycling more and being less wasteful... and would like to hear your ideas.
Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group
Landfill Trust- SITA - Apply for grants for Environment Projects
Population Growth and Migration -
"the manifold effects of population size and growth on the environment and society". http://www.population-growth-migration.info This site raises issues about overpopulation and migration - topics which some other environmental charities steer clear of.
Cotteridge Quaker Meeting who
refurbished their meeting house making it much more efficient. Fantastic.
St Chad's Headingly Leeds, Wildlife churchyard and Ecocongregation
CreationCare for Pastors website (American) - useful.
Peace Brigades International UK
International Justice Mission UK
Landshare, - about giving more people the chance to grow their own fruit and vegetables and have better access to fresh, healthy food - in th UK
Coope Farm, Beaworthy Devon. "We are Christians with a small farm in Devon which we are using to encourage Christians to embrace sustainability. "
A Catholic group from the North East has launched a Christian Census on Climate Change."We would like as many people as possible from as many churches (of all denominations) as possible to complete the questionnaire before the end of March" says Emma Casson
Sustainability in Crisis - This blog is for the Sustainability in Crisis conference which was held in Cambridge from 26th-28th September 2011. - the Farady institute and the Kirky Laing Institute for Christian ethics
climate change pages of the Church of Scotland website:
Sustainable Materials with both eyes open - book -online.
Shared Earth Trust - Denmark Farm Conservation courses and holidays.
e.g. Restoring Pastures and Meadows; What's that bird? Creating a Conservation
Plan - in 1985 only 15 species of bird nested on the farm, but now (2012) an average of 46 species breed, totaling over 200 pairs on just 40 acres; 4 miles from Lampeter in Ceredigion, mid Wales. (Grid Reference SN586537).
Y Papur Gwyrdd - Cylchgrawn Cymraeg unigryw yw’r Papur Gwyrdd sy’n annog parch at y Ddaear yn wyneb rhybuddion gwyddonol taer bod ein ffordd o fyw yn y ‘Gorllewin’ yn achosi cynhesu byd-eang a newid hinsawdd bygythiol i ddynolryw a byd natur.
- The Green Paper The Welsh medium bi-monthly magazine for ideas and news about the campaign to bring together Earth and People.
- Y cylchgrawn deufisol Cymraeg sy’n gyfrwng i syniadau a newyddion am yr ymgyrch i ddod â Phobl a Daear ynghyd
Cath Bish Conf (CBCEW) Env page
Lancs (Cath) Faith and Justice Env page
Quaker Living Witness - Spring magazine Earthquaker
Website of papers by Keith Innes www.ringmerchurch.org.uk/keith2. on
Cosmic Redemption in Romans 8:18-25
Romans 8:18-25: A Bibliography
Wisdom from the Desert: The Desert Fathers and Mothers