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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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


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

    2 min read
  5. 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


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

    1 min read
  6. 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


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

    3 min read
  7. 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


    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.

    3 min read
  8. Church of England to partner with Durham University in new project to support decarbonisation


    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).

    3 min read
  9. Greta Thunberg poses with Bishop Viv of Bristol in 2020

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


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

    2 min read
  10. 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


    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.

    3 min read