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Our national environmental programme exists to help the whole Church take action to care for and renew creation.

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  1. Older children from the school's "eco team" are joined by local MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP. They are staring at new pipes that have been fitted as part of the project

    Heat pump under playing field helps school cut emissions in bid to reach net zero carbon

    24/11/2021

    A Church of England primary school has substantially reduced carbon emissions by installing a heat pump below its playing field.

  2. Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) being used on an iPad

    Church carbon footprint tool data update

    22/11/2021

    One in 14 Church of England churches are now reporting “net zero” carbon emissions, according to the latest data from the Energy Footprint Toolkit (EFT).

  3. A factory is shown with pollution coming out - used for environment stories

    'We must now keep up the moral pressure so that pledges are urgently turned into measurable action': Bishops respond to COP26

    16/11/2021

    The Bishops of Norwich and Reading have commented at the conclusion of COP26. 

  4. Young person holding a sign saying "there is no planet b"

    'Wake up world!’ – Bishop calls for action to protect God’s creation after climate report

    09/08/2021

    The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has called for immediate action on climate change in light of the IPCC report.

  5. A poster reading "there is no planet b" is held up by a young person at a School Strike for the Climate event

    Young Christians to march from Cornwall to Glasgow to campaign for Climate Justice

    10/06/2021

    Hundreds of young Christians are to lead a pilgrimage which spans the length of the country – from the G7 to COP26.

  6. A man is using a magnifying glass to look at nature for the Churches Count on Nature

    Communities to search churchyards for rare or endangered species

    04/06/2021

    Hundreds of churches have signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ beginning this weekend which will encourage people to visit churchyards and record what they see.

  7. Church of England to partner with Durham University in new project to support decarbonisation

    21/04/2021

    The Church of England will be supported in its ambitious aim of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030 through a new partnership with the Durham Energy Institute (DEI).

  8. Greta Thunberg poses with Bishop Viv of Bristol in 2020

    Cathedral pledges to 'rewild' public space – a year after Greta Thunberg paid a visit

    21/04/2021

    The cathedral green in central Bristol will be “rewilded” a year after environment activist Greta Thunberg visited Bristol.

  9. Grave yard and parish church shown with nice tree in bloom and grass between the grave yards in the church yard (note lower quality)

    Churches launch nature count to assess biodiversity within “National Park” of churchyards

    07/04/2021

    Hundreds of churches have already signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ occurring this summer, which will encourage people to visit churchyards and record what they see.

  10. Bath Abbey interior is shown without chairs to highlight what will benefit from new heating

    Bath Abbey uses Roman drains to provide cutting-edge heating for the future

    30/03/2021

    Bath Abbey is using an ancient water way to heat the World Heritage site.