'Actions have to change if words are to have effect' Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
There are small and big steps we can take to reduce our Carbon Footprint. These steps fall within 4 categories.
The Getting Started page aims to guide you through reducing your Church's Carbon Footprint and indicate which parts of the website can help you out at each stage.
If you are looking for an overview take a look at our short films or be inspired by the pilgrims who walked to the Paris climate talks, see their film here. You might also find it useful to work through the Eco Church Award survey.
For more detail on particular issues see the pages below for advice:
- Energy efficiency: these pages suggest ways to help monitor energy use and reduce energy use in your building and at home including this mini-audit.
- Make sustainable choices: ideas for sustainable food, travel and other purchases. Take a look at green procurement pages.
- Making your building sustainable: heating, lighting and renewable energy tips and ideas.
- Managing your churchyards: caring for biodiversity and more.