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Why we have developed the site

Scientists agree that climate change is happening and human activity has caused it.  The developed world has primary responsibility, while the developing world is already suffering the consequences.  The Church of England as a whole - churches, Cathedrals, offices, halls, schools and clergy housing - has a carbon footprint the size of Sainsbury's.  We need to reduce our carbon emissions, for the sake of caring for our planet home and for the sake of climate justice.

The Council for Church and Society at the Diocese of Exeter has developed this site to bring together all the information and resources you need in one place.  We've tried not to invent the wheel, so there are plenty of links to material on other sites, including the Church of England's national Shrinking the Footprint campaign and Eco-congregation.  It's not complete, as we're building it up as a resource.  We'd love to hear from anyone who could help us develop material, has any ideas, or just some useful comments to help us improve the site.

Recent news

  • New Green Churches Website for the South West   In an innovation in co-operation, the six Anglican Dioceses of the South West have launched a new website to highlight green churches in the region.  The Dioceses of Bath ...
    Posted 2 May 2014, 03:48 by Martyn Goss
  • Listen to God: hear the poor Initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, bishops are encouraged this week to pray for and visit community projects which address growing poverty in Britain.   As ...
    Posted 13 Apr 2014, 10:53 by Martyn Goss
  • South West Churches Lent Carbon Fast You are now invited to register for the SW Churches Lent Carbon Fast.   This can be done on line at http://www.thecarbonfast.org/ by e.mail info@thecarbonfast.org ...
    Posted 27 Jan 2014, 01:04 by Martyn Goss
  • Food Poverty Action thank you! Thank you to all who voted for the Devon & Cornwall Food Association which received enough public support to be awarded £50,000 from the Peoples' Millions through ITV. If you ...
    Posted 29 Nov 2013, 06:58 by Martyn Goss
  • Statement from the Phillipines   Philippines lead negotiator Yeb Sano has just addressed the opening session of the UN climate summit in Warsaw – calling for urgent action to prevent a repeat of the devastating storm ...
    Posted 12 Nov 2013, 01:04 by Martyn Goss
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What you should look at first

The Shrinking the Footprint actions are in five main areas, with a section of the site dedicated to each - see the Actions menu on the left.  We are starting by focusing on energy in buildings and procurement, as this is the source of most carbon emissions.

We suggest you start with the pages:
And check out the Case studies for what others have done.  These will be continually added to, so do keep coming back.

CO2 concentrations should be max 350ppm*

* source 350.org science