Environmental Arts Project
It's Our World is the UK's largest art project celebrating the environment and promoting sustainability. Anyone aged 4 – 19 years is invited to put themselves on the map by creating an artwork to celebrate where they live and uploading it onto the It’s Our World Gallery. The aim is to create the UK’s largest online collection of artwork mapping the British Isles, as seen through the eyes of the nation’s future custodians.
The entire collection will be handed over to The UK Web Archives at the start of the Paris International Climate talks in December 2015 to be stored for the nation.
Many Church of England schools are already taking part, join them and find out more here.
Commitment to a transition to a low carbon economy
The Church Commissioners and The Church of England Pensions Board have announced a £12million divestment from thermal coal and tar sands.
In the future there will be no direct investments in any company where more than 10% of its revenues are derived from the extraction of thermal coal or the production of oil from tar sands.
This announcement coincides with the adoption of a new climate change policy recommended by the Church's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) that sets out how the three national investing bodies (NIBs) will support the transition to a low carbon economy.
The announcement marks the start of a process of divestment as well as engagement with fossil fuel companies and better aligns the Church's investment practice with its belief, theology and practice.
Read the full release here and watch the short film.
Statement from the meeting of Anglican Bishops in South Africa
In late February a conference of bishops concerned with the environment was called by the Archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa. Lead Bishop for the environment and chair of the Environmental Working Group Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam attended on behalf of the Church of England. A joint statement was released in Holy week as a call to action for our dioceses, provinces and the world-wide Anglican Communion.
The full statement can be read here.
Renewable Energy Group Buying Initiative
We’ve teamed up with Good Energy to offer you a more affordable green energy solution, so that going green doesn’t cost you the earth.
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