The following organisations provide additional resources and viewpoints to creation care.

Anglican AllianceThe Anglican Alliance exists to connect, equip and inspire the worldwide Anglican family to work for a world free of poverty and injustice and to safeguard creation.

A Rocha:  A Rocha is a global family of Christian organisations which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects in more than 20 countries and across six continents.

Climate Stewards:  Climate Stewards is part of the A Rocha family of organisations helping to care for God’s creation. We are passionate about helping people to live better on low carbon while supporting our global neighbours to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Faith for the Climate:  Faith for the Climate exists to encourage, inspire and equip faith communities in their work on the crisis of climate change – the biggest and most urgent challenge facing humanity.

Green Christian:  We are a community of ordinary Christians from all backgrounds and traditions. Inspired by our faith, we work to care for Creation through prayer, living simply, public witness, campaigning and mutual encouragement.

Hope for the Future:   Hope for the Future is a climate charity which works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.

Operation Noah:  Operation Noah is a Christian charity working with the Church to inspire action on the climate crisis.

A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working to protect and restore the natural world and committed to equipping Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment.

Eco Church is an award scheme run by A Rocha UK providing practical advice and resources to help churches care for the environment.

Wild Christian, also run by A Rocha UK, helps individuals and groups to explore practical ways to enjoy, nurture and defend God’s creation.

The Eco Church Resources provide the ‘Why?’ and ‘How?’ information you need, along with more in-depth information and case studies.

The Church of England Environment Programme also links to its endorsement of the Eco Church and Eco Diocese programmes.

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The practical path to net zero carbon for churches includes links to guidance notes and a self-guided checklist.

Net Zero Carbon Routemap is a plan for how the Church of England can be net zero carbon by 2030. It was approved by General Synod in July 2022.

Net Zero Carbon & Environmental case studies

How you can act provides some practical advice for getting started and leads on to looking at sustainable buildings, investments, lifestyles and schools.

The Church of England Environment Programme section on its main website has a lot of information, resources and practical examples for churches, individuals and other church organisations.

The Environment News Bulletin, which you can sign up for, will keep you informed about news and events.

God’s Green Fingers is a joint Salisbury and Winchester diocesan newsletter produced 3 or 4 times a year. You can find past issues and a sign up form.

The Winchester Diocese Environmental Group Facebook page will also keep you up to date with news, events and progress that’s being made.

There is a lot of information available on the internet about environmental and climate change issues. The following are particularly useful starting points for individuals, churches and small groups.

The Lausanne Global Classroom – Creation Care is a series of twelve short (around 5 minutes each), extremely well-presented and thought-provoking videos.

Christianity & Climate Change from Tearfund is a series of nine videos by Katharine Hayhoe, an internationally renowned Christian climate scientist.

Bishop’s Commission for Mission – Creation Care is a course that covers the theology, science and local application of creation care in local church communities.

What is a carbon footprint? There are lots of variations found online, but they all come down to much the same as this one from the Natural History Museum:

Your carbon footprint is how much carbon is released into the atmosphere as a result of your everyday activities. Carbon emissions – in the form of carbon dioxide and methane – are what cause global warming and climate change.

The Energy Footprint Tool should be completed by Church of England churches as part of their annual parish returns.

(Click here for guidance on completing the EFT)

360ºcarbon by Climate Stewards provides a comprehensive calculator for churches, synagogues, charities and small businesses.

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