Our Sustainability Theme for September is Heating: how we can reduce energy use and its component carbon emissions. The record UK temperatures this summer and the greater frequency of extreme weather events worldwide highlight our urgent need to address climate change. As we look to autumn and the need for home heating, any little economy measures we can take will be worthwhile. Here are a few reminders: Space heating
Use individual thermostats to keep some rooms cooler
Increase loft and wall insulation
Adjust heating and keep windows shut
Turn off heat at night and before going out
Shower rather than bath
Lag hot water tank to 75mm minimum
Reduce tank thermostat
Heat water only as needed; limit immersion use
Fill kettle just enough or use microwave for small amounts
We seem to be at a turning point in human history. We can choose life or watch the planet become uninhabitable for our species. Somehow, I believe that we will pass through this dark night of our planetary soul to a new period of harmony with the God that is to be found within each of us, and that S/he will inspire renewed confidence in people everywhere, empowering us all to co-operate to use our skills, our wisdom, our creativity, our love, our faith – even our doubts and fears – to make peace with the planet. Strengthened by this fragile faith, empowered by the Spirit within, I dare to hope.
Pat Saunders, 1987, 29.03 of Quaker Faith and Practice
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Sunday 10.30–11.30 am
Wednesday 7–7.45 pm
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