Eco Church South West
In response to globally recognised ecological concerns, across the South West the Church of England is challenging a destructive culture of ease and wastefulness. The national output of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is fully recognised as causing ecological imbalances, and we are putting alarming pressure on valuable resources such as oil, fresh water and soil. At the same time, inequality is growing, not least within the UK, and poverty continues to be a global scandal. We are denying justice to our neighbours, whether our fellow human beings, future generations, and the rest of creation.
This website aims to provide resources to churches and church members who seek to address these issues. It brings together two strands of action: EcoChurch Southwest, promoting green energy; and Shrinking the Footprint, reducing our ecological footprint. We hope you find it useful.
“The present challenges of environment and economy, of human development and global poverty, can only be faced with extraordinary Christ-liberated courage.”
— The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
, Eco Church
, Eco Church South West