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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Flowers are shown next to graves in a church yard a church tower is also shown on the left hand side

    Every church region in the country signs up to become an Eco Diocese ahead of 2030 net zero carbon target


    All 42 dioceses in the Church of England have signed up to become an “eco diocese” as part of their commitment to reach carbon net zero by 2030. 

    3 min read
  9. 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


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

    3 min read
  10. Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) being used on an iPad

    Church carbon footprint tool data update


    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).

    2 min read