GREEN CHRISTIAN-BARNET Group event. We meet via Zoom on Sat. 6 March from 11.00 a.m. for an hour.
The topics to be covered include:- Rosemary Nasasiika reports live from Kampala, Uganda, on progress with the local school’s water project;
Richard Dominy will tell us about CAFOD’s ‘Walk for Water” Challenge.“ Water Water Everywhere…??? The challenges of water for other countries.” An investigation by Andrew Summers.
PLUS: we hope to say ”Hallo” to Ben Selfe, Christian Aid’s N. London rep,
ALSO:- EXTENSION TIME:
Stay if you can after the end, for up to 15 mins. for an informal news and ideas exchange. This is entirely voluntary for those who can spare a few more minutes.
We are looking forward to meeting-up with you on the 6th . March.
Best wishes,The G C B Planning team
"WATER - The Forgotten Challenge”
Was the title of the Green Christian-Barnet event in November, 2020. In this we had 2 excellent presentations which are well worth viewing on this Zoom ink above.This recording, which lasts no more than 46 minutes has been viewed in Europe and Africa. It includes:-1. A live report from Uganda by Rosemary Nakasitta, from the Infinity Ideas Network charity, =l talking about the lack clean water in that country plus the particular challenges faced by the Good Samaritan School for Deaf Children.. 2. Terry Over gave another great presentation on our miss-use of water in the U K and how we should be trying harder to preserve it since there are problems facing us in the future due to our lack of concern as well as through climate change.
One viewer said:' I am absolutely blown away by the quality of these two presentations. My life will be much different from now on! They are “Must See” items!!"
Just a gentle reminder: the next Green Christian-Barnet group is meeting online on SAT. 28TH. NOV. 2020, from 11.00 a.m.
(A link will be circulated nearer the time.)
TOPIC: "Water - the forgotten Challenge: - Lucky U K ?"Terry will be provide a short presentation - plus time to discuss and ask questions
ALSO: News up-dates; a LIVE report from Uganda, ideas & suggestions for future plans..
A packed programme full of interest - relevant and supportive. Please join us and tell your friends and contacts.
Looking forward to seeing you.
FROM: The Green Christian-Barnet group
Towards Net Zero:The Eco Church Conference, 2020.
This online event took place on Sat. 12th Oct. and was viewed by nearly 300 people from around the World. So far, over 8,000 people have viewed the videos via Facebook tin the day, many were using Zoom. Some of us from the Barnet Group joined-in via social media. The full day’s programme was excellent with experts providing information, practical suggestions and ideas. The presentations on a range of topics are being made available via FB on the page: “Eco Church Conference 2020”.Do have a look…you do not have to be religious! Lots of good things here for everyone since we all have an interest. in NET ZERO!.
“Fossil Fuels in the Home”, a short presentation by Terry Over is now available to view via the following YouTube link. Ii is a very practical talk which is relevant for all types of “home” situations. It was recorded on 11 July 2020, and I am sorry for the delay in making this available.
If you have any comments or ideas to feed-back to us, please use contact Ants on; 07901757 960, OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org> The link to the July 11th presentation is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBVZ0o4CpPY&feature=youtu.be Thank you.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Reminder: this is your invitation:-The next Green Christian-Barnet session isSaturday 11 July 2020 - from 11.00 a.m to 12.00 noonLIVE AND ONLINE, VIA “ZOOM.”Terry will be leading a session on “Fossil Fuels in the Home”Including practical ideas for us to follow up.We also will be sharing news from our charity contacts plus ideas and suggestions for future events.This is a place with encouragement & support for each other.**We will send you the Zoom “link” on Friday 10th July.**Please share this invitation with others…all are welcome.If you have any questions or have friends who wish to join-in, please contact me on email@example.comFurther Online events are being planned during this period of social-distancing. Watch this space and also Facebook pages at “Climate Concern” and “Theology and Climate Change.”
This is a Video Recording of our first online eventHeld on Saturday, 23rd. May, 2020Via a live Zoom “link”.Our speaker was Sarah Edwards of the charity TearfundThe topic is:-"Coronavirus and Nature: what are the connections and what can we learn?"This recording lasts just over 1 hour and includes contributions from across London as well as from Uganda.We hope that you will have a look at this since it is such a key topic - tacking place at a time of World-wide “lockdown”
The Link is here:- https://youtu.be/W8BKtOa6-zs
With Best Wishes. Stay Safe. Keep your distance!
The next Green Christian-Barnet event, noted below is POSTPONEDWe are very sorry about this but in the present coronavirus, we have no other real choice.We will let you know about a new date for this as soon as the situation withthe public health situation becomes clearer.To find out more:On Fossil Fuels; See: The interesting Blog, dated 25 Nov. 2019, on ourwebsite: www.climatecocern.co.u.> written by Trevor Over.On the Christian Climate Action group and Melanie Nazareth’s activities withthem, see their website: www.christianclimateaction.com>A new book which outlines the activities and background to CCA has justbeen published. Title: “Time To Act.” edited by Jeremy Williams (SPCKPublishing, 2020) this is a series of short items, including one by Melanie,which makes a good case for Christians to get more involved.CCA also have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media resources. We will keep in contact with you. Best Wishes, Tony and the G C-B Team.________________________________________________________________ THIS EVENT, NOTED BELOW. IS NOW POSTPONED!
If you are in London or Hertfordshire, on Sat. 21stMarch, then this will be of interest :-Our next Green Christian-Barnet Event is on Saturday 21st. March,from 9.45 a.m. to 12 noon, @ St John’s Church, Somerset Road, New Barnet, EN5 1RH.Topics include: "The Future of Fossil Fuels", PlusMelanie Nazareth from the U K Christian Climate Action group on:"Why we take peaceful direct action". . All are very welcome - especially if you have not been before.You are welcome to come as an “Observer, if you prefer.”A friendly welcome is guaranteed – with free refreshments. (To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: Ants: 0208 440 6040.We are looking forward to a new season of activities.This will include a discussion with our local M P, Teresa Villiers(She has agreed to talk with us - date for this to be arranged.)
A new item on the roots of the climate crisis is now in our BLOG section.Rachel Mander from Hope for the Future, shares her thoughts on the deeper roots of the Climate Crisis. Rachel writes clearly and honestly about the reasons for her personal commitment to these issues. Given all the media interest at present, it is good to take time to think more deeply about what is the background to our situation. An Up-Date and getting ready for the Election, Dec. 2019:
A non-political and Brief Report on:- THE GREEN CHRISTIAN-BARNET GROUP,
Meeting to celebrate the Group’s first year, was heldon Sat. 23rd. Nov. 2019 @ St. John’s Church, Somerset Rd., New Barnet, EN5 1RH. Report: Ahead of the Election, we considered possible questions to ask of the five Parliamentary candidates at the Hustings to be held on Thurs. 5th.Dec, @ St. John the Baptist Church, Chipping Barnet, from 7.30 p.m. – If you have any questions to suggest on Environmental issues, please contact Ants on 07901 757 960. In addition, we reviewed the past year and discussed future topics. We included a look at the Tearfund “Plastics” campaign as well as how a Eco Group was set-up recently at Church Hill Primary School, E. Barnet. Our next event will deal with “|Fossil Fuels in the Home”…details to follow. NOTES from the short contribution on this subject, made at this November event, are included here as a BLOG item. Written by Terry Over, it includes some practical tips and is well worth a look. We also shared News and Ideas covering current “Green” issues. If you have never been to our Events, ”observers” are welcome to come --- you don’t have to say a word;. "Newcomers” are especially welcome. We aim to be the friendliest group around. And our refreshments are…well…refreshing --- and free!
Any questions? Contact Ants on 0208 440 6040, or via: email@example.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reporting Back on “Food in a time of Climate Change”
This event, organised by the Green Christian-Barnet group on Saturday, 12th October, proved to be very successful. An estimate of between 45 to 50 people attended (we did not have time to count them.) It was also good to welcome some new friends. Including Theresa Villiers, who is our local M P as well as the Secretary of State for Environment, Rural Affairs and Agriculture. She asked to attend and stayed for 75 minutes or so…perhaps an election is coming?Since the Climate Crisis is such a vital topic, we plan to ensure that all the candidates standing at the next election should be questioned on these issues perhaps at a special “Green Hustings? Our event included short presentations by Wendy Alcock, Paul Elsden and Andrew Summers. Each gave lively, interesting and relevant talks with illustrations, questions and answers on different aspects of the topic.The final session took the form of some small groups who reported back on the theme of “What can be done to improve the situation?” Richard Dulmeny and Andrew Mills dealt with the “feedback” which related to how we individually should respond as well as possible responses from both churches and politicians. Notes from this will be forthcoming. We look forward to providing for our community further opportunities to consider “key” topics relevant to the environment and especially about climate crisis issues. All our event are open to the public, regardless of peoples’ faith, lack of it or any other type of “religious status”!.(We are very sorry for the delay in posting this item which was due to illness. Normal service is now restored.)
United Nations has a Climate Change Agenda:This current news story is in The Guardian and other World newspapers. Watch this “News Space.”
“ The Climate Crisis: Global Climate Strike;Go to our “EVENTS” page here for the latest news. "How doe you respond to these activities?Please send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Climate Crisis effects our food as well as the weather.The next Green Christian-Barnet Event is on“Food at a time of Climate Crisis”,Saturday, 12th. October, from 9.45a.m.Please see our News page for further information
“Climate Change: a few facts via the BBC and following the example of Greta Thunberg. Follow the Link to the BBC News item HERE. “https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49349566
News Flash:- Vegan burgers becoming all the rage! News Flash: August, 2019: Special Report by the U N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a warning about climate change and the use of land. This affects us all: SEE: the “NEWS” page here
Global Strikes and the Climate Crisis:
Let’s hope that leaders in the world of fossil fuels and banking are watching as the Global Strike for action on Climate Change grows momentum. Also, the politicians at all levels must do more.
The strikes and events start for a week on Friday 20th. Sept. - across the World.
Where ever you are, to find your nearest local action, go here. .
International charities are supporting these actions: the question is: will we take responsibility to positively respond to the climate crisis in one way or another?
In London: the event starts on Millbank at 11.00 a.m.
While you are at your event, please take some pics and let us share them on our Facebook site: Climate Concern. Thanks.
The Climate Crisis effects our food as well as the weather.
The next Green Christian-Barnet Event is on
“Food at a time of Climate Crisis”,
Saturday, 12th. October, from 9.45a.m.
Please see our News page for further information
"The Time is Now” Mass Lobby of MPs, on Weds. 26th, June, 2019.
If anyone living in the south Herts/Barnet would like to join us for this event, you will be most welcome.
A groups from the Barnet area are meeting so as to travel up to Westminster for this Unique Mass Lobby.
The journey will be straight through by tube to Waterloo, (no changes needed), plus a 10 min. walk to our “Space” on the South Bank to meet our MPs.
We hope that you will be able to come to the morning and /or afternoon’s activities.
(1). Morning Events: If you would like to travel with some others, we will be leaving High Barnet Tube Station’s LOWER ENTRANCE, - near the car park, - at 9.00 a.m. SHARP! Please bring any food, drink and all-weather gear that you may need with you.
If you want to go to the morning’s events there may still be spaces left - so please check ASAP and book-up in advance, you need to go to the link:-
(2). For the afternoon’s lobby, we are meeting at the LOWER ENTRANCE of High Barnet Tube Station (next to the car park), at 12.00 noon, SHARP!. Please bring with you any food and drink that you may need, plus suitable “all weather” gear!?
The lobby at Westminster lasts from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00ish pm.
(3). N.B.: Details as to what to say to your MP and other resources are plentiful. Please have a look at the websites for any of these charities under “The Time Is Now” Lobby pages, at:-
Green Christian ….(see their recent “Press Release”!)…plus :Christian Aid, CAFOD, Tearfund, Climate Coalition, GreenerUK, campaign, etc….lots of resources here.
Lots of ”Ordinary” people will be there and there will be some fun as well!
.If you have any questions, please contact me by this email address. Hope to see you ther
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This was held on 8th September, 2018. at St. John’s Church,
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