Environment programme news

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  1. Online service contributors.

    Vicar who works in supermarket joins lorry drivers and farmers in national service celebrating 'forgotten heroes' of Covid-19 pandemic

    02/10/2020

    Farmers, lorry drivers and supermarket workers who helped keep food on our plates during Covid-19 pandemic will participate in the Church of England’s national service this week.

  2. Contributors to our weekly online service.

    Farmers mark Harvest Festival with call for climate change action in national online service

    25/09/2020

    Farmers will speak of their commitment to fighting climate change during the Church of England’s national online service.

  3. Vicar Will Hughes poses on the roof of a church with solar panels

    Let there be light – churches installing solar panels on roofs to combat climate crisis

    25/09/2020

    Churches and cathedrals are taking on the climate crisis with solar panels on their roofs.

  4. Someone standing in a church with an iPad showing emissions information for their church building.

    More than 3,000 churches receive carbon footprint certificate thanks to new tool

    02/09/2020

    New data reveals that more than 3,000 churches are using a tool created by the Church of England to understand their carbon footprint.

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

    Faith leaders make call for environment-focused economic recovery

    03/07/2020

    UK faith leaders have called on the Government to ensure its economic recovery plan does not bypass care for the Environment

  6. Cargo  arrival at the sinking island of Tuvalu, Mid-Atlantic, east of Papua New Guinea.

    Bishops warn of 'Environmental Racism'

    22/06/2020

    Church of England bishops have joined with counterparts from around the Anglican Communion in signing a statement warning of 'Environmental Racism.'

  7. General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target

    12/02/2020

    The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030. 

  8. The Archbishop of Canterbury with clipboard

    Archbishop launches Church of England's first ever Green Lent campaign

    04/02/2020

    Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

  9. Energy Footprint Tool

    28/01/2020

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

     

  10. Someone standing in a church with an iPad showing emissions information for their church building.

    Church of England launches energy rating tool as Synod considers new ‘net zero’ carbon target

    24/01/2020

    The Church of England launches energy rating system similar to those used for household appliances for church buildings as General Synod considers a major new proposal to reach ‘net zero’ CO2 emissions.