Welcome!! Come in and have a look
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.
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
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.