Category: Truro

St Wenn, Diocese of Truro – shared biomass boiler with under-floor heating

In St Wenn, Cornwall, the Church and School shared a biomass heating project. First steps – what’s needed? Planning for this project was comprehensive and inclusive – and it took some long time! St Wenn Church Council (PCC) involved church members, the head teacher and governors, together with – critically – the wider community. Churchwarden, …
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St Wenn shortlisted in Green Building section of 2017 Church Times Environmental Awards

St Wenn’s eco-heating project is one of the four shortlisted for this Award in the Church Buildings section (along with Gloucester Cathedral; Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon; and Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill). The project has delivered a shared, sustainable zero-carbon heating solution for both church and nearby school. It uses a shared biomass boiler in …
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Creationtide 2017

‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.  This year we will be encouraging church members to sign up to receive daily Creationtide resources for celebration, reflection and action. Under the theme ‘Inspiring …
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Creationtide 2017: ‘Inspiring Earth’

Please sign up to our mailing list using this form. We sent out emails with reflections and resources each morning during Creationtide in 2017 (see below), and during the Lent Carbon Fast in 2014, 2015 and 2016. We also use this list to send out very occasional information (perhaps as often as twice a year!) …
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Climate negotiations in Paris

This year is vital for the climate, as governments are meeting in Paris between 30 November and 11 December, and hopefully they will come to a ground-breaking agreement. There are a number of activities taking place across the six Dioceses in the South West in the run up to the Paris Summit, and more planned …
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Response to Paris attacks

EcoChurch Southwest wishes to echo the statement from the Truro-Paris cyclists below. And perhaps the most important response to the attacks in Paris would be a fulfilment of Francois Hollande’s intention that “the conference on ‪#‎climate‬ [in Paris from 30 Nov to 11 Dec] will not only continue but will be a time of hope …
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Go Green! Go Truro-Paris!

Here’s your chance to get involved in making a stand for tackling climate change in 2015!Euan McPhee will be cycling from Truro to Paris in the two weeks or so before the Climate Change Conference there begins. You will be able to:-Follow his journey on or Facebook ‘Penlee Cluster’ and reflect each day on …
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Storage of solar power using a battery Energy Storage System – updated

A case study of a domestic installation updated after five months’ use.This report describes my experience of a renewable energy storage system developed by a Cornish start-up company operating from the Falmouth University campus – Wattstor Ltd.  The WATTSTOR™ was commissioned at my Penryn home on 14 March 2015. The data here for this period …
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Baked Alaska comes to the South West

Baked Alaska, a work for theatre produced by Riding Lights is coming to the Southwest in October.Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, Baked Alaska serves up the reality of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. From the four corners of the earth come colourful, inter-connecting stories of humanity living with the wild, …
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Hundreds from SW Lobby MPs on Climate Change

There has been a great response across the South West to the call for people to go to London on the 17th June to lobby their MPs and ask them to make Climate Change a priority issue in this Parliament. The map currently shows that hundreds have registered in advance to say that they will be participating.Bishop …
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