Eco Eglwys | Eco Church
The science is clear, the time to act is now. We understand that to live fully in love for God's Creation, we must take our responsibility of care seriously. In practice, this means...
- Becoming carbon net zero by 2030
- Becoming a registered Eco Diocese
- Offering support to help church buildings adopt cleaner energy and heating systems
- Increasing biodiversity practices
- Divesting from climate damaging activities by 2030
These commitments and more are the foundation of our new approved Environmental Policy.
What is Green Energy? Read our FAQs.
Net-Zero by 2030
Church in Wales have produced a booklet to help churches achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
OUR ECO CHURCHES
In March of 2021, we became the first diocese in Wales to achieve Bronze Eco Diocese Award! We're proud to say that 38 of our 224 churches have registered with the A Rocha UK Eco Church programme, and 16 have received an Eco Church Award.
The Diocese is offering to pay 50% of church's energy audits completed by sustainability consultant Matt Fulford of Inspired Efficiency. Energy is one of the largest areas in which we can decrease our carbon footprint and save costs. The DAC now require an audit to have been carried out before considering a faculty application for a new heating system.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can support our drive towards environmental sustainabililty by doing the following:
A Rocha is a go-to resource for eco church material. Their suite of online resources provide information on five key areas of church life:
- Worship, prayers and teaching.
- Buildings and land management.
- Community engagement.
Eco Church ResourcesA Rocha website