From CMF news - spring 2010 - The office: ethical about business [p02]
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With greater interest about climate change and the response required, CMF is now getting occasional enquiries about 'carbon footprint' issues and about ethical trading. For example: 'Could CMF let its members know…what the office is doing to reduce its CO2 emissions, and any Fairtrade involvement? (From a member, December 2009.) Let me summarise CMF's current activities in these areas.
Each month we track consumption of:
We recycle almost everything we can, though there are costs involved:
We make as many member communications as possible by email, and handle as many financial transactions as possible electronically – direct debiting; internet banking; joining, conference booking and publication sales online; etc.
We would in any case seek to reduce CMF expenditure (as well as reducing environmental impact) by the most efficient means of staff travel – such as train travel with 'Saver' tickets, and staff sharing cars wherever possible.
It is good stewardship as well as good for the environment and social justice to follow these practices. Sometimes these save on CMF expenditure anyway; sometimes we have to pay to be 'green'.
Alex Duncan – MBE
Eleanor Duncan – MBE
Mick Leach – FRCGP
Murray McGavin – MBE
Rachel Caswell (Dublin TCD) to Tanzania
Victor Hu (Dublin TCD) to Tanzania
Helen Nabwere (Nottingham) from Kenya
John Corcoran (q Manchester 1956; d late 2009) lived in Bath.
Muriel Crouch (q Royal Free 1940; d 12 January 2010). Becoming a pioneering woman consultant in general surgery at the South London Hospital, Muriel was a particularly active servant of the early CMF, inspiring and encouraging many. She retired to Norfolk.
Ben Walkey (q The Westminster 1941; d 21 December 2009) became a missionary surgeon for leprosy patients in India, touring the UK to encourage students while on furlough. Retiring to Leicester, he asked CMF for specific information so that he could pray.
Sir James Watt (q Durham 1938; d 28 December 2009). A surgeon with a distinguished naval war record, he became Medical Director General of the Royal Navy. He was heavily involved in Christian activities in the Navy, and was on CMF's Council of Reference. 'His private devotional life remained paramount in his daily living.'