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Exeter Shrinking the Footprint 2006-16

On 18th March, Martyn Goss presented to Diocesan Synod on the achievements of the Exeter Shrinking the Footprint Campaign over the last ten years. You can download two documents here: A headline list of achievements over 2006-16 (pdf), which includes the joint action as part of the EcoChurch SouthWest partnership Martyn’s report to Synod (pdf) …
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Carbon Fast 2017

This cheeky woodpecker has been working away on the pole a few metres from my desk; reminding me that Spring is on the way, and if Spring, then Lent must be coming up soon. So is just to let you know about plans for Carbon Fast 2017. Feedback from last year suggested that we at …
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Feeding Our Future – postponed

This planned conference is being postponed to the Autumn. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please watch this space for a revised date. Day conference at the Innovation Centre, Exeter Thursday 4th May 2017 10.30am – 4.00pm Speakers include Bishop Tim Thornton and theologian Sam Ewell There will be workshops on ‘Beyond Foodbanks’, Community Food Systems, …
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Eco Church and Big Church Switch in Salisbury and Winchester Dioceses

Eco Church is ‘launching locally’ in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire as the Anglican dioceses join forces with Christian Aid, Tearfund and A Rocha UK to boost the scheme across the region. Salisbury and Winchester dioceses’ Tools For Transformation events will explore A Rocha UK’s award scheme and the Big Church Switch – and share stories …
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Tiverton constituents grill their MP on climate change

A large crowd of concerned constituents gathered in Tiverton Hotel on Saturday 8th October to discuss with Neil Parish MP what he and the government are doing to address the growing challenge of climate change. During the afternoon, around 40 people from across Tiverton and the surrounding villages gathered together for part of a national …
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Devon Eco Church

  A Rocha has relaunched its ‘Eco Congregations’ project as ‘Eco Church’ Its vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God’s faithfully You are cordially invited to a local workshop this Autumn to launch Devon Eco Church with Ruth Valerio and to …
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Community Energy

EcoChurch Southwest organised a morning on 7 July 2016 at Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, Exeter to look at the benefits of churches engaging with their community energy schemes that operate in their local areas. There are many in the South West region, including Plymouth, Bath, North Devon, Bristol, and Cornwall. Pinhoe Road Baptist Church is part …
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Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UN

Church of England Diocese of Salisbury MEDIA INFORMATION For immediate use 18 April 2016Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UNWith evidence building that the first three months of 2016 were the hottest on record, the Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has joined …
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Report: Earth Matters at Exeter Mosque

Over 50 people participated in the second ‘Earth Matters, Faith Matters‘ conference which took place at Exeter Mosque on 10th April 2016. Those participating included Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and others.The keynote speaker was Dr. Husna Ahmad, OBE who reported on her international work focused on encouraging Muslims to address climate change in their …
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Conference: Churches and Community Energy, 7th July

A free day conference to explore the potential for church engagement in Community Energy projects in the South WestThursday 7th July 201610.30 – 15.30Pinhoe Road Baptist ChurchExeter EX4 7HZChair: Rt. Revd. Nick McKinnel, Bishop of PlymouthBookings: Joan Harris, 01392 294940,

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