Your church and the environment


Events

We will be putting up links here and on our Facebook group to events which may be helpful to churches who are trying to include creation care in their mission and ministry. Many national events are now happening online which makes them more easily accessible and, once lockdown has eased, there may be some local events which are of interest.

 

Environment Sunday – a date for your diary

Churches are being encouraged to mark Environment Sunday on 6 June – watch this page for more details.

Churches Count on Nature: Saturday 5 June to Sunday 13 June     

Churches Count on Nature is a joint initiative promoted by Caring for God’s Acre, A Rocha UK, the Church of England and the Church in Wales. During a week in June, it brings local people together to discover the wildlife in their local church yard, recording the species they find, combining their results with others which will be collated on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), a nationwide database of wildlife in the UK.

For more details go to the events page on the Caring For God's Acre website

if you fancy running a wildlife spotting event in Love Your Burial Ground Week then please fill out the form on the Caring for God's Acre website here and they will send you more information nearer the time.

In conjunction with this the Church of England are running a series of webinars on the theme of Land and Nature with a line-up of speakers and topics, mostly drawn from the members of the Diocesan Environment Officers' Land and Biodiversity Group. See here for more details

Webinars on getting to Net Zero Carbon

The Church of England has produced a number of webinars to support and equip you to reach the Church’s ambitious "net zero carbon" emissions target; everything from forming your team to putting solar panels on your roof, and including low cost 'housekeeping' actions which can pay back quickly. There are webinars scheduled for the next few months on heating systems, heat pumps and managing your lighting. To book (and to watch recordings of past webinars) go to the Church of England Environment Programme web page.

  

 

Read the latest Environment Bulletin from the Church of England here.

 

 


Climate Sunday 2020-2021
Could your church hold a special Climate Sunday service or event, to make a commitment to tackle climate change?
Open Climate Sunday 2020-2021

Season of Creation
The theme for the Season of Creation 2020 is Jubilee for the Earth. Jubilee is a time of rest for the land from exploitation, and to restore ecosystems and people.
Open Season of Creation

Become an Eco church
Manageable and meaningful steps to help the environment
Open Become an Eco church