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First Steps – Towards a Sustainable Church

Beginning the journey towards sustainability for you and your church.

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First Steps – Towards a Sustainable Church

Step 1 – What can you do?

An advocate for the environment is essential in every church! Is this something you could do – become an Eco Champion? You could be the point of contact for environmental and sustainability issues in your church or parish.

Who else in your church is concerned about the environment and what can be done to look after it? Join forces with them and form a team.

The Diocese of Winchester runs training courses in Creation Care as part of the Bishop’s Commission for Mission programme. Contact Wendy Atkinson at for details.

The Carbon Literacy Project provides training that is recognised nationally by businesses and charities. This may be something you would be interested in doing.


Step 2 – Eco Church

Eco Church is an award scheme is run by the Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK for churches that want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.

The Church of England recommends this as a very practical way for churches to become more sustainable and to look after creation better.

The Eco Church website has a lot of resources covering the different ways we care for God’s creation.

Step 3 – Use the tools

The Tools & Resources page has links to other organisations and websites that will help you and your church work towards becoming more sustainable, and also expressing worship and praise to our Creator God.



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