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  1. 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.

    1 min read
  2. 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. 

    2 min read
  3. 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.

    4 min read
  4. 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. 

    2 min read
  5. 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.'

    2 min read
  6. 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.

    2 min read
  7. 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).

    2 min read
  8. Sunlight streams through tree's branches

    Church garden becomes therapeutic space for treatment amid Covid-19 restrictions

    23/10/2020

    A church garden has provided space for a trauma clinic to conduct therapy sessions.

    2 min read
  9. The Church of England logo with the words Environmental Programme below

    Church of England appoints National Environment Officer

    10/12/2019

    Jo Chamberlain has been appointed as the National Environment Officer for the Church of England, taking forward the strategy developed by the Environment Working Group

    2 min read
  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. 

    2 min read

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