Category Archives: Guest Blogs

Travel by train

A few years ago Neil asked me to guest write a blog post about my wife and I’s decision to travel by train on holiday to Belgium after reading “No Oil in the Lamp” (original post here: http://www.theoillamp.co.uk/?p=4007). So when … Continue reading

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Britain’s lost cycle network

Britain’s lost cycle network.  One thing I have always been impressed with was the cycle network in Germany.  This was much better than that in Holland.  Part of the reason for this is the need for drainage ditches which limits … Continue reading

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Bread making

For about a year now I have been volunteering at a local community centre through attending their bread making workshop. Before joining this group I knew very little about making bread. I had tried my hand at some pizza dough … Continue reading

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Eco-Holiday

Eco-Holiday. After reading Neil and Andy’s book, my wife and I were challenged to rethink some of the consumer decisions we make and the impact they have on God’s world. One suggestion in particular that the book made which was … Continue reading

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That’s Incredible that is!

Joanna Dobson introduces Incredible Edible, the local food movement that’s spreading across the world. Ezekiel lay on his side for 430 days; Hosea took an unfaithful wife, and in the west Yorkshire town of Todmorden, Mary Clear ripped out her … Continue reading

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African archbishop calls for a carbon fast for lent

The Anglican church in southern Africa includes some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. Two Dioceses (Lebombo and Niassa) have been hit by devastating floods, leaving over 150,000 people homeless. Archbishop Thabo Magkoba, convenor of the Anglican Environmental … Continue reading

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Harvest celebration

Our eco-congregation group wanted to involve more people, and since we’re a small church we can manage to involve most of the congregation if we find a good idea! Sourcing and using locally grown food seemed like a good focus … Continue reading

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Eco building without the eco bling.

A few years ago I was shown round a state of the art home, designed, the owners informed me, to be ecologically friendly. They had a ground source heat pump but I was not convinced that the efficiency gains from … Continue reading

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Extra jumper extra duvet

When the massive hike in energy bills came through we struggled to reduce costs – we shopped around, got fixed rates, serviced the boiler, bled the radiators, minimised the on-time for central heating, got some draught excluders and still the … Continue reading

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Guest blog at connexions

I’ve done a guest blog at Richards connexions blog here. We would like to thank Richard for his kind support and his blog is well worth checking out. He blogs about politics, poetry, faith and climate change amongst other things, … Continue reading

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