Shrinking the Footprint

Shrinking the Footprint is the Church of England's national environmental campaign. 

"The present challenges of environment and economy, of human development and global poverty, can only be faced with extraordinary Christ-liberated courage."  

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

The Church is committed to a Carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050 (in line with Government commitments), with an interim target of 42% by 2020. Good practice is already established in many churches round the country and Shrinking the Footprint is uniquely placed to share news, tips and resources

Our website includes:

  • Free energy audit tool to help your church identify savings
  • Taking action - a step by step guide to increasing energy effeciency
  • Advice on new technology, recycling, transport and more
  • News, case studies and best practice

Ruth Knight is the Shrinking the Footprint environmental policy manager

David Shreeve is part of the policy adviser team for the Church of England, taking a lead on issues around the environment.