All the News back to January 2010

Friday 1st April 2011- Sage members Karl and Felicity Wallendszus and Averil Stedeford featured today on this BBC programme about ecorenovations- they appear mostly from about half way through. Well worth watching the whole programme, and you have until 8th April to do so on iPlayer! You can probably only access this if you are in the UK.

Sunday 27th March 2011- Faith goes Wild–  First there was a self-guided walk through the Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. There were trail markers highlighting natural sites of the reserve accompanied by scripture that was used to pray or reflect. Wildlife experts and faith leaders were on hand to answer questions. When we got back to the trail head there was tea, and a service at which Andy Lester, the A Rocha Conservation Officer spoke.

Sunday 20th March 2011- Sage member Martin Hodson spoke for A Rocha at a special Environmental Service "Caring for Creation" at Davenport Road Methodist Church, Witney. There was a good congregation from churches all over Witney, and Sage were there to support with the book table and stand!

Saturday 19th March 2011- Sage member Martin Hodson was asked by Stewardship to write a blog for their 40acts Lent campaign. Shop Locally

Wednesday 22nd September 2010- After a bit of a sabbatical from  Sage Words we now have the 20th Anniversary Edition ready to download at Sage Words September 2010 . All the usual news and the calendar up to the New Year. Thanks once more to Karl for all his work on this. 

BBQ number twoFriday 3rd September 2010- Unbelievably it is now exactly 20 years since a small group of us met in Oxford and founded Sage. At  the time it seemed a pretty radical thing to do. Much has changed since then. The Christian environmental movement has grown very considerably both in the UK and further afield. But the environmental problems the world is facing have become much bigger in the last 20 years, and climate change is just one of them. Sage has been a little less active over the last year or so, as several of our core members have been moving house, job or otherwise engaged. However, our recent summer meetings have suggested that we are about to move again. We are planning a special celebratory edition of  Sage Words which should be out by the end of this month.

Saturday 28th August 2010- The second and larger Sage social at the Hodson's house in Haddenham! This time the British weather relented, and we were able to have an outside BBQ. And we had four of the original members who were present at the first Sage meeting in September 1990. We welcomed a new member, Daisy the dog, and started planning for the autumn and further ahead.

Friday 13th August 2010- The first Sage social of the summer at the Hodson's house in Haddenham! This one was rain affected, but we had a nice vegetarian indoor BBQ. Sadly, said goodbye to Susie (Scotland) and Kaihsu (Helsinki).

Wednesday 21st July 2010- Sage member, Martin Hodson, spoke on “Are GM crops necessary to secure global food supplies at affordable prices?” at the summer conference  on GM Crops and Food Security 2010-2050 put on by the ASSOCIATE PARLIAMENTARY FOOD & HEALTH FORUM at the House of Commons, London. My talk is available to download HERE.

BBQ number oneWednesday 21st  April 2010- Sage member, Martin Hodson, wrote an article "Sceptical about climate scepticism" for the Living Lightly blog from A Rocha UK.

Saturday 6th March 2010-  Living Hope: Green Churches, Green Schools A day conference for anyone connected with a church or school and interested in how we carry out our mission in an age of environmental change. Bishop Alan Wilson carried a report on his BLOG

Friday 1st January 2010-
The Sage New Year walk this year was possibly the first ever venture into Buckinghamshire! Admittedly we were only just over the border from Oxfordshire this time. Fourteen brave Sage walkers met at the new house of Martin and Margot Hodson in Haddenham. After coffee we set out through Haddenham village across the frozen countrside for Cuddington. We were very fortunate with the weather as although it was cold it was sunny all day. We had lunch in Cuddington, and then walked on to Gibraltar (yes it really does exist in Bucks!). Met three rather over-friendly horses on the way... We left three of our party there to sample the tea in the local pub. Thence all back to Haddenham. We sent out a rescue party to Gibraltar, and then all gathered for a really rather wonderful vegetarian meal.


The Sage web site has been archived by the British Library's UK web archiving consortiumand you can see it at Sage archive! This is particularly useful for looking back at our old News items (back to 1st July 2004). So far they have archived the News page 13 times, and each time you can look at the whole previous year. Have a look at:
04 July 2005
07 January 2006
06 April 2006
06 July 2006
06 October 2006
07 January 2007
06 April 2007
06 July 2007
06 Oct 2007
05 July 2008
06 Jan 2009
06 July 2009
05 Jan 2010