As Leeds Diocesan Synod debates a new environment policy this Saturday, there is plenty to discuss in this GGF edition, with local climate action and a packed resources section to take you through Lent and beyond.
Visiting CiTu's climate innovation district in the heart of Leeds and the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility at Cross Green made for an insightful and very different meeting for the Diocesan Environment Group.
Green Journey Renewed
After an extensive retendering process, in which 11 companies bid to offer Green Energy Services for parishes in the Leeds Diocese, Green Energy Consulting were confirmed today as the winning provider with their
Green Journey scheme.
This Saturday the Diocesan Environment Group will bring a new
environment policy to Synod with carbon reduction targets in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, backed by a
5 Year Strategy to implement it. Read the Briefing Paper
Greening the Lectionary offers ideas for reflection and sermon hints, week-by-week based on the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. Written by one of our Area Environment Champions, Rev Ruth Newton. More
As part of a global youth movement, students and schoolchildren will be striking to call for more action to mitigate climate change again tomorrow. Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstrations took place in Leeds and Huddersfield on February 15th.
After nine years at Church House Westminster, Environmental Policy Officer for the Church of England, Ruth Knight is moving on. We look forward to meeting her successor in due course. View an info graphic of her legacy
watch this video.
Speaking for a motion to increase the resource for the Church of England Environment Campaign and measure church carbon footprint, Rev Canon James Allison, vicar of Coley, told a story about the Leeds Diocesan Environment Group. Watch from 46 minutes