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Spring update

The latest e-news from Shrinking the Footprint is now available. Take a look at our Spring 2017 update.


Briefing paper on fracking

The Church of England announced the publication today of its Briefing Paper on Shale Gas and Fracking.

The Paper assesses shale gas and fracking as they relate to local communities, the environment, UK energy policy and the UK’s commitment to carbon reduction targets under the COP21 agreement. It draws on the report into shale gas and fracking published by the independent Committee on Climate Change in July 2016.

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New Church Times Green Church awards 2017 launched!

IN 2007, the Church Times or­gan­ised the first Green Church Awards. Scores of churches entered, giving details of imaginative schemes for reducing their church’s environ­mental footprint, preserving the natural world, campaigning for change, and educating the next gen­eration in sustainable living.

In the past ten years there have been great advances in scientific understanding and public aware­ness. At the local level, reducing energy use has become an everyday concern, and awareness of the need to combat the effects of global warming is wide­spread. Recycling has been em­­braced, and it is now possible to subscribe to clean-energy suppliers. Internation­ally, impres­sive efforts have been made to build on the Kyoto Agreement, culmin­ating in the Paris Agreement, now signed by 117 countries, and ratified officially in November.

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Winter update from Shrinking the Footprint

Our latest e-news is available now. Click here to download it and find out more about Gloucester Cathedral's new solar panels, the Big Church Switch, Tree Charter and much more.

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