Environment: News & Events

News

Newcastle Diocese registers to become an Eco Diocese

We are excited to announce that the Diocese of Newcastle has registered to become an Eco Diocese. Find out more about Eco Diocese and how you can help us to reach our Bronze award here.

Carbon Net Zero 2030

In November, Diocesan Synod decided to amend our environmental policy to aim to reduce our carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, to reflect General Synod’s motion to become a carbon neutral church by 2030. To find out more:

Training

Carbon Net Zero webinars

The Church of England is currently running webinars on reducing carbon emissions and low carbon technologies designed to be 'technical webinars for non-technical people', they do not require any prior knowledge and are free to attend, although webinars must be booked in advance. 

These webinars are aimed at a wide range of people including those running cathedrals, institutions, individual clergy, church wardens and parishioners who want to make changes to their churches.The list of upcoming training sessions includes sessions on:

  • Quick wins to save energy in your church

  • Heating solutions

  • LED lighting

  • Solar PV panels

  • Electric car charging

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Campaigning

 

The Climate Emergency Toolkit

This is a route map for your church or organisation to declare a climate emergency and respond to the climate crisis. Step by step, the Climate Emergency Toolkit guides your church through simple, powerful actions to prepare, declare and have an impact in your community.

You can download the pack  or for more information click here

 

 

Young Christian Climate Network

The Young Christian Climate Network is a community of Christians in the UK aged 18-30, choosing to follow Jesus in the pursuit of climate justice. The ecumenical network has members from the Anglican, Methodist, Baptist and Quaker traditions. 

Follow YCCN on TwitterFacebook and Instagram (@YCCNetwork). 

 

Charities and Organisations

Climate change and pollution impacts the poorest in our local and global community, many Christian organisations are engaged in campaigning for climate justice:

  • Tearfund works with local partner churches to help beat poverty and the impact of climate change.
  • Christian Aid runs campaigns petitioning parliament and supporting research and work across the world into the effects of climate change.
  • Hope for the Future provides training and support for churches to engage with their local MP about climate change.
  • Operation Noah is a Christian charity working with the Church to inspire action on the climate crisis.
  • Green Christian supports various campaigns, currently these include topics such as sustainable economics, climate emergency, fair trade and organic products and protecting endangered habitats in the rainforest.
  • A Rocha UK’s Wild Christian scheme practical actions for individuals and families to explore the connection between Christian faith and the natural environment.


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