The Church of England is committed to a Carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050 with an interim target of 42% by 2020.
The Diocese of Norwich is 'Committed to Growth' which includes-
caring for the environment and developing our own ecological practice
Action to reduce energy use can be the responsibility of all worshippers, the incumbent, a caretaker or parish manager or just the churchwardens. Who will you send?
Some questions for reflection and discussion:
- How are we saving energy?
- When did we last calculate our carbon footprint, if ever?
- How do we recycle more waste?
- Have we thought of working to become an ‘ecocongregation'?
- How can we overcome the sense that this is all too much to take in and too much to do anything about?
- Can we help each other face up to the urgent questions climate change is facing us with?
- What is our church doing to support sustainable development in less advantaged parts of the world?
- What effect will climate change have on Norfolk and Waveney?
- Can we be proud of the environment we leave for our own grandchildren?