Human activity is changing the world’s climate at a rate that threatens great damage to nature and the well-being of people, especially the poor. You can see a summary of the evidence in the following document CLIMATE CHANGE – What is happening and potential impact.
This matters to us as Christians as we are stewards of God’s Creation and have a duty to help people in poverty. The Church in Wales’ Governing Body has therefore called on dioceses and ministry areas to take action on climate change, and for this to be supported by Wales-wide action. Taking action is not only right, but it also offers many opportunities to enrich the lives of church communities.
The following documents contain some simple guidance you can take for your church building to help reduce energy costs and combat climate change. The Parish Buying website also has information on purchasing options you may want to consider.
Thank you – by learning together we can make a difference.
To help churches develop their response to climate change, excellent resources and a survey checklist are available at: EcoChurch. Also see the EcoChurch project guide from the Church in Wales’ Treading Lightly on Holy Ground.
The The BIG Church Switch calls on churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as part of their commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth – our common home. By using clean, renewable energy we can help restore the earth and bring balance to God’s creation. Clean energy sources offer a reliable energy supply and secure long-term jobs, fuelling prosperity for our neighbours near and far.