Skip to comments.Churches take action on climate change [CofE alert]
Posted on 07/22/2005 2:29:36 PM PDT by sionnsar
Churches have responded to the challenge of climate change by leading their parishes in trying to become more environmentally friendly. An Essex parish has won an ECO-Congregation Award and churches in Herefordshire and South Shropshire are being enrolled on a scheme to tackle climate change. The parish of St Mary and All Saints in Rivenhall, which won the award with its sister church St Francis Silver End, introduced hedgehog log-piles, nest-boxes for birds and a compost heap into its churchyard.
It also created wild flower areas and grasshopper strips of longer grass where the grasshoppers breed in the summer. The parish also has a Nature Care group that meets throughout the year studying the habitat and the environment of the surrounding area. In the diocese of Hereford, congregations are being urged to improve energy efficiency in their homes, change their electricity supplier, promote what they learn and donate their savings. Nearly £5 billion is wasted on energy in the UK every year.
A Church of England report published earlier this year, Sharing Gods Planet, urged churches to become more aware of changes they can make to benefit the environment. The Archbishop of Canterbury has described climate change as "a weapon of mass destruction."
(Slight misattribution here. SHould have been "unknown.")
Too really solve the Global Warming problem you would take all the IPCC studies and till them into the compost pile. That would end all the needless fear-mongering once and for all.
I see this works, when all the birds and hedgehogs come, they shoot the little SOB's so they will stop producing CO2....really, what does this have anything to do with greenhouse gas reduction?
Any interest in adopting these folks?
The St. Joan of Arc Eco-Spirituality Committee plans programs to help us connect our spirituality and sense of justice with the earth, its systems and all its creatures. Our current focus is on food and its production, distribution, preparation and consumption.
Eco-Spirituality Vision Statement
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