Webinars on getting to net zero carbon

This series of webinars is designed to support and equip you to reach the Church’s ambitious "net zero carbon" emissions target; everything from forming your team to putting solar panels on your roof, and including low cost 'housekeeping' actions which can pay back quickly.

Choose as many topics as you need to help you on this decade-long journey.

Find details below of the various topics, dates, and how to book. Videos of past webinars are all available. 

We are very grateful to the MCS Charitable Foundation; their grant has enabled us to greatly expand the range of topics we can offer.    

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Our webinar programme

Audience, length and how to book

Webinars on getting started: forming your team, action planning, and measuring net zero [completed - find the videos below] 

These webinars give an overview of where a diocese can start on it's net zero journey.  They are aimed at diocesan staff and volunteers, but there will be much of interest to other audiences too.  

1. Forming your team
2. Action planning
3. Defining and measuring net zero

Webinars on moving your buildings towards net zero

These webinars focus in on bricks and mortar issues; what we can do to reduce our use of energy, what makes the most difference, and what is practical?

1. A positive vision of a zero carbon church building
2. Learning from others: energy management at the Wallace Collection
*NEW* 3. Conservation pitfalls and how to avoid them, en route to Net Zero Carbon
*NEW* 4. Getting to "yes" for your environmental project - Successfully navigating the faculty system
*NEW* 5. Finding the balance: assessing embodied carbon in retrofit projects on church buildings

Webinars on low carbon solutions – heating, lighting, solar and more

These are “technical webinars for non-technical people”, explaining how each technology can help your church move towards the goal of net zero carbon, and the real practicalities of taking action.

The speaker delivering each webinar has been chosen after a tendering exercise, based on their expertise in the field and practical knowledge.

1. Heating part 1 : To replace or not replace?
2. Heating part 2 - Choosing the best heating solution for your church
3. Housekeeping and quick wins
4. The Effective Management of Lighting Towards Net Zero
5. Solar PV panels
6. Electric car charging
*NEW* 7. The basics of heat pumps

Webinars on environmental fundraising

Fundraising is competitive, and there is no easy answer, but our two webinars will help get you started. Part 1 covers environmental funding opportunities and Part 2 covers how to fundraise.  

Part 1 - Opportunities
Part 2 - How to start fundraising

Other webinars from the Church of England Environment Programme

Webinars on Land and Nature for Churches Count on Nature Week (June 2021)
Eco Church programme webinars
Environmental webinars for schools

Useful webinars programmes from other organisations

We share links here to some other organisations webinar programme, where we think they are of particular relevance.

Links to other organisations' webinars 
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