Category: Bath & Wells

Lent Carbon Fast Comment

Across the Southwest with scores of churches involved, about two thousand people participated from different churches in this year’s Lent Carbon Fast, all attempting to further reduce our impact on the ecology of God’s planet Earth. In addition to hundreds who used the printed Fast booklet, more than 500 subscribers received daily emails with suggestions …
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Children are the future, so it is important to be concerned about what sort of planet they will inherit, and to teach them how to care for it. The wonderful material for schools and children produced as part of the Lent Carbon Fast 2014 has lots of great ideas for raising awareness and living more …
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About EcoChurch Southwest

What is it? As part of the Church of England’s Shrinking the Footprint campaign to reduce carbon emissions, EcoChurch Southwest was founded in 2010 to encourage local churches to develop their own production of renewable energy for environmental, social and economic reasons. Initially involving the Dioceses of Bath and Wells, Exeter, and Gloucester and in …
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Case studies

These case studies are provided to help you think about what projects and activities might be possible and what you might need to consider, and to give you contact details to find out more. There is also an accompanying map. It started as an Exeter Diocese resource, hence the imbalance across dioceses. Please let us …
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Green energy deal

The Dioceses in the South West have negotiated a bulk purchase tariff with green energy supplier Ecotricity for electricity and gas in churches, church halls, clergy housing and domestic use. In Exeter Diocese, the Cathedral, Diocesan Offices and over 80 churches and clergy have already switched to green energy. “Only about 5% of the UK’s …
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Instant solar PV

A number of the Dioceses are currently trialling a ground mounted solar panel. These are suitable for roofs without much sunlight, listed or thatched buildings, or for clergy and others who are likely to move frequently. The electricity produced will not attract the government’s Feed-in Tariff and will not be exported; the financial savings come …
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