To tackle the climate crisis, we know that we will all have to commit to long term action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Sunday is encouraging local churches to make their own commitments to long term action on the environment. This will be specific to each context, and help you move to the next step in climate action.
On 5th September 2021, we will present the UK government with the combined commitments and calls which local churches have made. Ahead of COP26, we will show our political leaders that they have our support to act boldly, justly and compassionately on this issue.
Register your Climate Sunday commitment before 5th September, so we can count you among the thousands of churches showing the government that they’re prepared to take action on climate change.
What commitments can you make?
Join a church greening scheme. For churches in Scotland sign up to Eco-Congregation Scotland, for churches in England and Wales sign up to Eco Church, for Irish churches sign up to Eco-Congregation Ireland and for Catholic congregations sign up for Live Simply.
If you’re already signed up to one of these schemes commit to go further by aiming for an award or higher level of commitment.
Below we list how you can continue to ‘commit’ with one or more of the Climate Sunday partners:
Church of England
As well as encouraging all our churches to sign up to Eco Church, we’re also working towards our target of becoming a net zero carbon Church by 2030. Here are some resources to get you started on your journey. They have been written for a Church of England audience, but the ideas and principles will be useful for anyone.
Practical Path to Net Zero – a step by step guide for churches
Net Zero Carbon Church – helpful advice for every part of your church
Heating Guidance – newly updated advice on church heating
Case Studies – be inspired by other churches and see what is possible
Webinars – recordings of sessions to get you started and covering technical topics too