Lifestyles

Creation Matters: Encouraging Housholds to Care for God's World

Want to live out your faith by living sutainably? Not sure where to start for just need some encouragement? The Creation Mattes website helps you on your journey, with bronze, silver and gold awards for houslhold like the Eco Church award scheme. Find out more here

Home Energy

Being at home all the time can put a strain on our energy bills and therefore our carbon emissions. Top tips here

For more advice view the Church of England Sustainable Lifestyle pages. 

Make a difference. Make a pledge.

Take the Climate Vision 10 pledges.

Caring for God’s creation is a fundamental part of our Christian living and mission. God created us to tend for the earth. Act now to help limit global heating to 1.5 degrees, reduce loss of lives and species extinction. 

Be a blessing and a witness by bringing hope for a safe and sustainable future, living out the change you want to see. 

By reducing your carbon emissions and increasing levels of forestry and biodiversity you can help to make a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.

Take the pledges at your own pace - one a week or one a month. Thank you for stepping up.

It’s time to put love into action: it’s time to beat Climate Change.

Make your pledge

Need help? Download Top Tips on how to get started on each pledge and how you could go a step further.

Young people click here to download a 10 pledges youth version 

Below is a video about the Ten Pledges from Bradford Cathedral's 2020 EcoExtravaganza, featuring several people who work across the Diocese.

 

10 Pledges

 

  Bishop Nick Baines

  I pledge to...

  • Educate myself about the science and impacts of climate change.
  • Research ‘Driving in a greener way’ by internet search or by booking a lesson to learn eco-drive techniques.

  Bishop Jonathan Gibbs

  I pledge to...

  • Buy local seasonal produce as much as possible. Starting with at least 2 meals a week.
  • I pledge to do a ‘home energy check’ to find out how I can save energy in my home.
  • I pledge to turn my thermostat down or use a thermometer to reach the lowest comfortable temperature (typically between 18-21°C) and think about putting on a jumper instead.

  Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley

  I pledge to...

  • Switch to green energy.
  • Buy local seasonal produce as much as possible. Starting with at least 2 meals a week.

  Bishop Paul Slater

  I pledge to...

  • Turn my thermostat down or use a thermometer to reach the lowest comfortable temperature (typically between 18-21°C) and think about putting on a jumper instead. 
  • Reduce my holiday air miles by 50%.

  Bishop Tony Robinson

  I pledge to...

  • Research ‘driving in a greener way’, by internet search or by booking a lesson to learn eco-drive technique.
  • Turn my thermostat down or use a thermometer to reach the lowest comfortable temperature (typically 18-210C) and think about putting on a jumper instead.
  • Work out my own carbon footprint using one of the many easy to use carbon calculators.
  • Buy local seasonal produce as much as possible. Starting with at least two meals a week.

 

 

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