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                       CHANGE FOR THE WORLD

     A Christian movement and charity, changing the way we think and act to sustain the                world's resources and raising funds for use in developing/low income countries.

        find out more at the website:   https://changefortheworld.live

The Diocese in Europe is committed, along with the whole of the Church of England, to aim to become 'net zero carbon emissions' by 2030. For this purpose a working group has been established to gather ideas and help with resources.

The Eco-Church Survey includes a section on 'Buildings' and is a good place for churches to start. However, reducing our carbon footprint does not just concern buildings but every aspect of our lives, transport, food, what we buy, etc. etc.

The Forum on this website will hopefully be somewhere we can share our ideas and experiences!  SEE PAGE 3

2. CLIMATE SUNDAY

In 2021 all churches were encouraged to hold a Climate-focused service on any Sunday before COP26 in November. This could be done again in 2022 an opportunity to explore the theological and scientific basis of creation care and action on climate, pray and commit to action.....

Resources are still available and may be updated: https://www.climatesunday.org   

 
3. Eco-Church
The Anglican Diocese in Europe is committed to becoming an Eco-Diocese. One of the criteria to be met is that chaplaincies work to become Eco-Churches. Eco-Church is A Rocha UK's* award scheme for churches in England, Wales and Europe who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God's earth. Each chaplaincy in our Diocese is required to appoint a 'link' person to liaise with the Diocesan Environment Officer but ideally this person should form a group to share the project of becoming an Eco-Church. More info on this inspiring project can be found at: https://www.ecochurch.arocha.org.uk
or by contacting the DEO on the contact page.
The vision of this project is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours, near and far and following God faithfully.

4. Reducing carbon footprint