Environment programme news

Our national environmental programme exists to help the whole Church take action to care for and renew creation. The Environment News Bulletin will keep you informed about news and events to help you do this.

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  1. Vegetarian Spaghetti

    Why might Christians consider cutting down meat for Lent?


    Reducing meat consumption is a great way to respond to the Climate Emergency; cutting carbon impacts while saving money and potentially improving health.

    3 min read
  2. Church House Westminster shot from Dean's Yard

    Church House Westminster achieves Bronze Eco-Award


    For its drive towards sustainability, Church House Westminster - host to General Synod and CofE offices - has been awarded a Bronze Eco Church Award.

    3 min read
  3. Energy Footprint Tool


    The Church of England's Energy Footprint Tool is a simple way for churches to calculate their "carbon footprint" in minutes.


    6 min read
  4. Bishop Graham Usher is shown standing on the stage before Synod in York voted for the net zero carbon Routemap

    Synod endorses plan to reach net zero carbon by 2030


    The Church of England’s General Synod has endorsed detailed plans designed to help the Church to reach net zero carbon by 2030. 

    3 min read
  5. Energy Toolkit


    The Energy Toolkit allows dioceses, cathedrals and church schools to find out their "carbon footprint". There are a range of tools in the toolkit for schools, housing, cathedrals, offices, TEIs, and transport. 


    6 min read
  6. Reduced quality image of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin in the House of Lords

    Archbishop calls for the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbon


    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called on the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbon.

    1 min read
  7. Two people look at grass types amid knee-length grass in a churchyard with the grave stones covered in different mosses

    Parishes prepare for mass ‘citizen science’ biodiversity events after huge success of last year’s Churches Count on Nature


    Churches and cathedrals across the country are preparing for the annual Churches Count on Nature event. 

    4 min read
  8. Heatpump reduced quality

    Rural church ‘challenge’ to local area as it reaches net zero carbon with heat pump


    A rural parish has embraced net zero carbon ambitions by installing four air source heat pumps. 

    2 min read
  9. Bishops plant a tree at lambeth palace

    Tree planted at Lambeth Palace as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy


    Archbishop Justin and Bishop Graham plant a tree as part of Jubilee celebration

    2 min read
  10. Sheep are seen amongst grass walking away from the camera in a churchyard

    Parish’s other flock helps it win environment award


    A rural parish has won an environmental award for its longstanding commitment to a rare flock of sheep, who roam freely in its churchyard. 

    2 min read