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What we do: Environment and sustainability

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Caring for God’s Creation

Coping with the coronavirus pandemic is a priority at the moment. But other environmental challenges have not gone away. These include climate change, biodiversity loss, and plastic in the ocean.

Coronavirus is a continuing tragedy for people and communities. God’s natural creation, and our environment too, have gained some benefits from lockdown – especially in Spring, when emissions and pollution plummeted and nature began to flourish in our absence. But there have been new impacts as well, such as the effect of discarded face masks on birds and sea animals.

Somehow we want to hold onto the gains, and build on them, avoiding adding to the harm we do to nature, while renewing lives and livelihoods.

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Whose future?

Climate change and other dangerous environmental changes are a challenge to governments, businesses, people young and old, communities, people, churches. Us. Our lives will change. Our actions can influence how.

In 2009, at a meeting on the environment in Lambeth Palace, a then government minister, the Rt Hon Joan Ruddock MP, said:

“We used to think that climate change was a problem for our grandchildren, then we found out it was a problem for our children, now we realise it is a problem for us.”

That’s at least as true now as it was then.

We want the voice of children and young people to be heard and reflected in our actions concerning the environment, especially climate change. It is their future.

Christians believe the future is also in God’s hands, and we must ultimately answer to God.

Page index

ALMA and the Environment
An Interconnected World
Biomass Heating
Care for Creation
Churches and People
Churchyards and Wildlife
Churchyards for London
Climate Action Finance
Climate Action Programme
Climate Action Projects
Climate and Environmental Risks
Conserving Water
Diocesan Environmental Policy
Diocesan Synod Report 2014
Diocesan Synod Report 2016
Diocesan Synod Report 2018
Diocesan Synod Report 2020
Eco Church
Energy and Carbon, Global Heating and Climate Change
Environment and Mission Action Plans
Environmental Work so Far
Food and Drink
Generating your own Energy
Genetically Modified (GM) Food
Green Energy Suppliers
Heat Pumps
Heating and Energy Use
Landscape, oceans and humans
Lighting and Energy Use
Measuring Energy Use
Parish Environmental Champions
Smart Metering
Solar Panels
Sustainable Building
The Environment and Mission Action Plans
The Environment around the Year
Transport, Air Travel and the Environment
Trees in Churchyards
Waste Collection and Recycling
Wildlife, Ecology and Biodiversity

To find out more

Contact Brian Cuthbertson, Head of Environment and Sustainability.

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