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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.

Pilgrimage to Paris reunion

This time last year our intrepid pilgrims were just a few days in to their two week walk from London to Paris for the historic COP21 UN climate talks. Inspired by their faith, pilgrims from across the UK took part, calling on world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and binding climate change deal. The Church of England, Christian Aid and Tearfund came together to organise the pilgrimage which culminated in a handover of over one million faith signatures to President Hollande. Take a look at the film here and the website here.  

Big Church Switch

Help switching your church or your own energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The Church of England and its environmental campaign Shrinking the Footprint have signed up to the Big Church Switch, a campaign led by Christian Aid and Tearfund. The Big Church Switch calls on churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. By using clean, renewable energy the Church can demonstrate its commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth – our common home.

Find out more here.

Be inspired by Anna's journey to turn her church green.

Virtuous Circles - project update

This is an exciting time in the Virtuous Circles project. Having secured a Heritage Lottery Fund grant at the end of last year the project team have been hard at work at developing this innovative concept. Using St Michael's church in Dulas, Herefordshire as the pilot the aim of the project is to create a sustainable use model for churches across the country. 

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