What's Happening

In house training   Part of the Learning in Faith offer there is Eco Church training on 15 March 2019 or 19 May 2019.

Eco Church Conference 2 March 2019, London.

19 parishes in this Diocese have registered as Eco Churches. Two have achieved awards. Eco church FAQs. 1100 churches have registered across England. 3 Dioceses have achieved Bronze Eco Diocese awards - Salisbury, Guildford and Birmingham.

If you want a presentation for your PCC there is free to use material at Promoting Eco Church. This includes a powerpoint presentation and film clips.

Latest newsletter from the Church of England's Environment Programme. In it there's everything from news from Katowice, looking forward to Earth Day (April) and how Manchester Diocese is supporting an intiative to become the first Cycling City.

Latest newsletter from ARocha UK. In it they suggest 3 environmentally friendly choices for 2019: cut down on meat, drive less and grow your own food.

As we approach Brexit the lobbying power of Environmental charities to retain what begins as a chop and paste from EU law will be boosted by their membership numbers so this year may be the most important year in recent memory when it is worth (valuable) signing up and participating.

Sustainable Heating and Lighting conference [Powering Gods Northern Powerhouse Dec 2018] resources to download.

Bi monthly updates and news are sent out in Find newsletter. More frequent shares on facebook.

New resource

Church of England Lent resources.

Tenants of the King, a 4 part study looking at what the Bible has to say about climate change, from Operation Noah. Worth looking at purely for answers to common questions pages 22-25. Copies were offered at clergy Conference 2018. A group batch can be loaned with usb/dvd resources contact.

Faith in a Changing Climate USPG downloadable study resource with case studies from across the Anglican Communion. Printed copies are available on request. It includes a very helpful page on Climate Change FAQs (p6&7). Copies were circulated by Rev Richard Reade at Clergy Conference 2018.

further resources...

 

Church Mission Society study resource 'The Possible world'.

Churches of all sizes can show their commitment to Gods creation by switching to a renewable energy supply. You can obtain advice on switching to renewable energy at The Big Church Switch.

Living the change

Frack Free Barlborough talk with Dr Ian Fairlie, international toxicologist talking about radon risk in Fracking is available on You Tube. For Powerpoint slides email.

The blog from A Rocha  Time for Deep Reflection and Bold Action.

Resources and Waste Strategy. DEFRA announce Businesses must pay for recycling or disposal of products as a way to dramatically change recycling and recovery rates.

 

Service resources can be found at shrinking the footprint,  and Germinate.

 Season of Creation resources 2018 and Green Communion resources 2018 are also useful.

Prayers you can use launched in association with Climate Coalition and Cafod  'Green Hearts'

Creation Communion  and school resources from Operation Noah including baked alaska clips

 

Small study options

Tennants of the King a 4 part study looking at what the Bible has to say about climate change, from Operation Noah.

Environment, Ruth Valerio Life Study ISBN 978-1-85345-481-3 a 4 part study with plenty of suggestions for discussion and action.

Faith in a changing Climate USPG freely downloadable study resource with case studies from across the Anglican Communion. Printed copies are available on request.

If we consume less we are more Envirnmentally friendly. Where we do comsume the Ethical Consumer has detailed research for items you choose to buy. Everything from electricity companies to tinned tomatoes. The LOAF principles can help: Local, Organic, Animal Friendly, Fairly traded.

 

Plastic-Less Living

For more about reducing use of plastic see Plastic-Less Living on Facebook. 

Greenpeace have a #pointlessplastic campaign.

Also see the find article which you are invited to publish, if editing please ask permission.

Plastic Free Shopping map. Why not check your retailer is here?

Advice from Friends of the Earth on plastic and clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

The Diocese of Derby

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Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

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enquiries@derby.anglican.org