Environmental resources

CONTENTS:

STOP PRESS: recent environmental resources.

SECTION 1: WORSHIP AND TEACHING RESOURCES

     Worship Resources: Advent Resources; Creationtide Resources; Climate Sunday; Lent Resources

     Teaching Resources: Why care for Creation?  Climate Change; Economics and Justice; Caring for the Land and Churchyards; Plastic Free  Resources; Miscellaneous

     New: List of Bible Study Resources from the Diocese of Leeds: see Documents on RHS of page.

SECTION 2: COURSES AND CONFERENCES

SECTION 3: RECOMMENDED TEXTS

SECTION 4: WEBSITE LINKS

*Particularly Agricultural and Rural references are asterisked

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NEW: RESOURCES FOR THE CLIMATE RESILIENT CHURCH: Church buildings are often solidly built and, when maintained well, have withstood the weather over the centuries. However, as the climate changes, and weather events becomes more extreme, they can become vulnerable.  We need to be protect these precious buildings from harm. Visit the new Church of England resource on the Climate resilient church. This site helps you to be aware of how to protect your buildings, but also shows how churches can provide sanctuary, for example as places of refuge during floods or cool places during heatwaves. 

NEW REVISED BCDM COURSE ON CREATION CARE: see https://www.equiphub.org.uk/category/bcdm

BCDM Creation Care Course Information: This module, through consideration of scripture and science, looks at God’s creation, our place in it and the hope that we have for the future in a time of environmental crisis. By the end of the module, you should see that care for the environment is integral to our call as Christians to discipleship.

This course is split into five sessions which each last for two hours. The sessions are:

Session 1 – Why Care for the Earth?
Session 2 – Creation and Science
Session 3 – The World we Live in
Session 4 – Hope for a Better Tomorrow
Session 5 – Playing our Part: A Christian Vision for the Future

BCDM Course Date and Time: The most recent course took place on Thursday Evenings, 19:00-21:30, 13 January – 10 February at All Saints, Emscote. The course leader was Revd Charlotte Jackson. For information on when the course runs next, visit EquipHub at https://www.equiphub.org.uk/

Eco Church Resources: an excellent source of information, available here.

NEW EDITION: Martin Hodson & Margot Hodson (2021) A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues BRF. This guide includes ethical reflections, Bible studies focusing on a different biblical doctrine for each chapter, and eco-tips to enable practical response. Among the issues covered are climate change, food, biodiversity, and population, together with the relationship between environmental problems and issues relating to world development. "This book looks straight in the eye of the most serious set of environmental challenges humanity faces. Drawing together in accessible ways scientific evidence, biblical reflection and practical ideas, it will provoke you to better think, act and pray for the renewal of creation." Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich

*James Rebanks (2020) English Pastoral: An Inheritance. Publ. Allen Lane. What a great Christmas present! Farming and ecology, hand in hand!

If you have members of your congregation who do not believe that the climate is changing, show them this BBC Climate Check for 2020: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/55280683. For the February 2022 Climate Check, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/60377589 to see more records being broken.

Giving to Creation Care organisations: God has given us the privilege of caring for the world he lovingly created. See https://www.stewardship.org.uk/causes/creation-care for links to Christian environmental charities.

Churchwardens and PCCS: To help you fill in your Energy Footprint return, look at this useful training video (10 minutes long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=LyM5kpY1Ijs&feature=emb_logo The EFT for 2022 should come on line in March, to be filled in with the year's Parish Returns for 2021.

A Christian Perspective on Covid-19 by Ruth Valerio and Gideon Heugh of Tearfund.

Radical Presence: Green Christian's initiative to help churches build a more sustainable, just and compassionate world after the pandemic. See Documents panel. 

Posted on 4th October 2019, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, the State of Nature Report 2019 made grim reading as we see continued loss of biodiversity in the UK. This very comprehensive review is packed with important statistics and will remain a valuable resource fro some years to come.

NEW: Webinar resouces on Natural History from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to help you get to know more about God's amazing natural world at https://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/TakePart/webinars with Debbie Wright, a regular attendee at our Diocesan Environment Group.

HOW ECOSYSTEMS WORK: No longer available on BBC iPlayer, Unlocking Nature's Secrets: The Serengeti Rules was an excellent examination of how ecosystems can be degraded by removal of 'keystone species' and also on causes for hope and restoration. 'Five scientists, who began their research in the 1960s, revisit their field studies across the globe and how they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life on earth.'  However, it can still be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFExNhpCL1k. Highly recommended. Also, see the webinar on Biodiversity and Ecology given by your Diocesan Environment Officer as part of the 2021 Churches Count on Nature webinars at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0b3e5yu7Oc.

NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Andy Atkins of A Rocha UK summarises this in this May 2021 article (https://arocha.org.uk/nature-based-solutions-to-the-climate-crisis/) and a more detailed account can be found here. https://www.arocha.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Nature-based-Solutions-to-climate-change-A-Rocha-worldwide-family-position-October-2021.pdf). For an informative webinar by the British Ecological Society, look at https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/applied-ecology-resources/updates-and-events/aer-live/nature-based-solutions-fri-15-oct-2021/ in which one of the contributors was Dr Mike Morecroft, one of our 2015 Reconciling a Wounded Planet Conference speakers.

*Space for Nature: The UK in 100 seconds: an excellent short video resource showing how the UK landscape is made up at https://cdn.friendsoftheearth.uk/nature/space-nature-uk-100-seconds

To inspire and help people explore and celebrate Creationtide the Church of England created new liturgies and pulled together examples of services and prayers from across the C of E (also see Section 1): http://www.churchofengland.org/more/policy-and-thinking/our-views/environment-and-climate-change/creationtide/creationtide

*Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES): Time to start thinking about applying for the CRES Certificate course; applications for the new academic year are already starting to come in and places are limited. For information, see below and see the CRES Admissions web page

A PARISH RESOURCE: Thanks to St Mary's Cubbington for sharing their Eco Tips, suitable for your weekly parish news sheet or in youir monthly magazine. See the pdf in the Documents section. If you would like this in doc form for editing, cut and paste, please email godfrey.armitage@covcofe.org

*Ideas for preventing rural flooding: https://vimeo.com/167391533

*How to plan ahead for flooding: This Government website gives information under the following headings. Find out if you are at Risk. Sign up for flood warinings. Know what to do. Know how to turn off your water, gas and electricity. Protect your property. Check your insurance. Note where you will find flood forecasting websites. Find out where you can get help. Could your church be a place of refuge and help in a local flood?

Save water: visit the Waterwise website at https://www.waterwise.org.uk/save-water/to see many good tips for saving water, cutting your carbon emissions as a result and cutting your costs too.

Essential viewing: Nature's Emergency: where we are in five graphics, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48104037 and two short official trailer youtube clips, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives

*Excellent recent Countryfile episode on land management (minute 5:45) and churchyard management (minute 40:05) for biodiversity.

A new resource:  How to start, at home or in your churchyard, your own butterfly garden. Sarah kindly provided us with details of this resource through her teacher, Ms Rachel Martin. Thank you Sarah and Ms Martin! Jen Miller, of Jen Reviews, has also given us another excellent butterfly garden site for you to check.

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Worship and Teaching Resources

WORSHIP RESOURCES

Praying for the Earth: Remembering the Environment in our Prayers of Intercession by Rob Kelsey (February, 2021). For further details, click HERE

Prayer Resources: click here to find useful prayer resources related to Eco Church.

Youth Resources: 

https://spckpublishing.co.uk/pub/media/wysiwyg/SYTLYouth_Resource.pdf. This series is founded on Saying Yes To Life Ruth Valerio’s Lent book. The Youth Series has been brought to you by Dot Tyler who is part of the We Are Tearfund community. We believe that a young generation can, together, bring an end to extreme poverty. We Are Tearfund exists to champion young voices to speak up and inspire you to follow Jesus in your ordinary lives as you make a difference for our world. To find out more and join the community, find us on social media or YouTube @WeAreTearfund.

Environmental Resources for home schooling produced by Eco Schools. Perhaps you could persuade your school to join up as an Eco School once things return to normal.

Resources from the Diocese of Exeter, including ecumenical resources: https://mcusercontent.com/543e9623f7379d75d88235209/files/5d8b6330-cdb7-4254-af05-a8d0ef582177/Creationtide_edit.pdf

preaching resource on environmental themes, based on the Lectionary: http://sustainable-preaching.org with thanks to Revd Elizabeth Bussman, Environment Officer for the Diocese of Europe.

CREATIONTIDE RESOURCES: 

To inspire and help people explore and celebrate Creationtide the Church of England created new liturgies and pulled together examples of services and prayers from across the C of E: https://www.churchofengland.org/about/environment-and-climate-change/creationtide/creationtide-resources

A Time for Creation liturgy book: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/time-creation

For an introduction to the Season of Creation, visit http://seasonofcreation.org/ for ideas and resources and start planning for this year's Season of Creation. 

Prayer and Season of Creation Resources from the Anglican Alliance at https://anglicanalliance.org/season-of-creation/

Resources for Creationtide from the Church of England Environmental Programme can be found at http://creationtide.com/.

A Time for Creation: Liturgical resources for Creation and the Environmentby Robert Atwell, Christopher Irvine, Sue Moore at https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/books/9781781401859/a-time-for-creation. This includes a Google Preview.

Daily reflections for the season of Creationtide, published by the John Ray Initiative in time for use this year; you can download them from http://www.jri.org.uk/resources/creationtide-reflections/

Season of Creation 4: promoted by the Anglican Church of South Africa Environmental Network, five weeks of studies, fact sheets and services at http://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Season-of-Creation-Four.pdf

CLIMATE SUNDAY: Churches Together In Britain encouraged local churches to hold a local Climate Sunday any time during a one-year period starting on 6th September (the first Sunday in the annual season of Creation Time/Season of Creation) in preparation for COP26. This culminated in a The Nations' Climate Sunday Service in Glasgow Cathedral, available to view at: https://ctbi.org.uk/climate-sunday/

LENT RESOURCES 2020:  The 2020 Lent programme (#LiveLent) linked this to the Archbishop's Lent Study Book Saying Yes to Life  by Ruth Valerio, which is still available from https://spckpublishing.co.uk/saying-yes-to-life. Study packs with a number of copies can be obtained here.

TEACHING RESOURCES

WHY CARE FOR CREATION?

*Environment Reading and Resources List: a list prepared by Dr Martin Hodson (CRES) for Transforming Communities: ‘Contributing as the National Church to the Common Good’

Why all Christians have a vocation to care for the earth by Rev Dr Mike Perry for A Rocha UK, 20 September 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCEtR3qANcY

Excellent book on Creation Care: Douglas J. Moo & Jonathan A. Moo (2018) Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World Biblical Theology for Life series: Zondervan (£15.99). Professor Richard Bauckham writes: "This book deserves to become the standard work of its kind. One of its many merits is that it grounds creation care in the whole biblical story from creation to new creation. Another is its well-informed and up-to-date account of the plight of creation today. A third is its thoughtful attention to practical and realistic ways of caring about and caring for creation in our contemporary Western contexts."

CLIMATE CHANGE:

Book reviews by Nicky Bull (Operation Noah) of recent books on the Climate Crisishttps://operationnoah.org/news-events/news-blog/book-reviews/

Living Lent - creating a climate of change. Click here to see how you can make significant lifestyle changes to bless the earth next Lent.

Understanding the science of climate change: an excellent 10-minute YouTube resource on the last time the earth had a major warming episode, the 'Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum' presented in a way that is easy to understand at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldLBoErAhz4. For a more detailed study, read Dorrik Stow (2010) Vanished Ocean.

Mini-videos by the US climatologist Catherine Hayhoe. These are very clear and well stated videos, each lasting less than ten minutes, which would be useful as part of a discussion group. Perhaps you could use them as part of your Lent series if you are using the Archbishop's Lent 2020 Book Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio:

1. This is all just part of a natural cycle, right?

2. What's the big deal with a few degrees?

3. Religion has nothing to say about climate change, right?

Ideas for energy generation: Look at St Anne's Highgate community project with solar pv; could you do something similar? Could you generate solar energy from the space above cars in your car park? Look at the solar car parks guide for technical information.

The arithmetic of renewables: TED talk by the late Sir David Mackay at Warwick University

Tenants of the King is a new Bible-based, Jesus-centred resource from Operation Noah. This four-part study series is designed to help you and your church consider what the Bible has to say about today’s climate crisis. Through interactive group sessions, video interviews with leading Christian thinkers and insightful Bible commentary, this resource will help you and your church to reflect on the challenges of a changing climate, and how Christians can respond with hope to one of today’s greatest challenges. Study guide booklets and video interviews can be ordered on our website: http://operationnoah.org/resources/tenants-of-the-king-study-guide/

Sālote: A New video resource from Operation Noah which aims to help Christians around the world recognise the human cost of climate change, and particularly its impact on women and children.

The video has been designed for Christians of all ages and developed in partnership with the World Day of Prayer. It introduces the viewer to Sālote, a seven-year-old Polynesian girl who is already experiencing the devastating effects of a changing climate in her South Pacific island home. As Sālote witnesses the impacts of climate change on three generations of her family, she reflects aloud on what has caused this change. The story is inspired by real-life accounts of present-day climate change impacts such as rising sea levels, which hit poor and vulnerable populations, living in sensitive parts of the world like low-lying islands, the hardest. The full video can be watched on our website, where you can also download an activity pack and factsheet for your church/home group during the Season of Creation: http://operationnoah.org/resources/salote/

Calculating carbon footprints: For your church, visit Carbon Footprint (registration needed, but free) at http://www.carbonfootprint.com/businesscarboncalculator.html or the National Energy Foundation at http://www.carbon-calculator.org.uk/. Encourage your parishioners to check their own personal carbon footprints using the World Wildlife Fund's calculator at http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/. Offset the carbon costs of your travel at climatestewards.org.

ECONOMICS AND JUSTICE:

Ethical Investment in a time of Climate Change: see https://www.churchofengland.org/more/policy-and-thinking/our-views/environment-and-climate-change/how-you-can-act/sustainable-investment

Just Food - The Price we pay for Food with Dr Michael Northcott, Dr Ruth Valerio and Brother Sam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNYdB5-rF4U

What pressures will this new decade bring to God's creation, the environment in which we live and our children and grandchildren will have to live?  Read Dieter Helm (2019) Green and Prosperous Land Collins: 'there is a choice: we can impoverish ourselves by continuing down the current path or we can halt destruction and work to rescue the nature we have left. We can - and should -have a greener and more prosperous future'.

Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives - the environmental footprint of war: film-makers Lincoln and Alice Day joined our 2015 conference Reconciling a Wounded Planet at Coventry Cathedral (http://www.reconcilingawoundedplanet.com/) for the showing of this film on the ecological legacy of war. See clips or the whole film at http://www.scarredlandsfilm.com/

Doughnut Economics: Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend – such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer. The Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century. Visit this site to see Kate Raworth's TED talk on what she calls Doughnut Economics.

Practical Action: Rugby-based charity with resources on global engagement for churches at http://practicalaction.org/support/fundraise/group-church-or-club/churchservices/ 

CARING FOR THE LAND AND CHURCHYARDS:

State of Nature Report: a useful one-page summary for the state of nature in England in 2019 at https://nbn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/State-of-Nature-2019-England-27-09-19.pdf

Managing your churchyard: Look at films from Caring for God's Acre.

*Mob Grazing: For an excellent summary of the benefits of Mob Grazing, see Christine Page's page at http://smilingtreefarm.com/blog/mob-grazing. Also, see https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/grassland-management/how-beef-herd-is-delivering-350-cow-net-profit-with-deferred-mob-grazing on a deferred mob grazing system by Rob Havard, one our speakers at the Reconciling a Wounded Planet Conference at Coventry Cathedral in 2015.

*Resources for Rural Churches: http://www.congregational.org.uk/buildings-and-property/rural-church-buildings

Where to see the UK's favourite animals: useful information published by the Premier Inn website!

Garden Recycling Tips from Thompson and Morgan: click here

Click here for excellent environmental resources from the Natural History Museum

From the World Wildlife Fund newsletter: How to grow vegetables indoors.

PLASTIC FREE RESOURCES:

The Plastic wrapping problem: look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47161379. It is more complicated than it seems.

Free refill stations for your plastic bottles: visit http://refill.org.uk/ and stay rehydrated, save money and help prevent plastic pollution. See #GotTHe Bottle.

The Plastic Free Lent materials are useful all year round: http://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/Plastic_Free_Lent_2019.pdf

For schools there is the Plastic Free Schools framework from Surfers Against Sewage: http://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-schools/

There is a leaflet from Eco Churches about cups: http://3ak4be4522es3y5i4l2cwfkx-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Buildings-The-Different-Types-Of-Cups-Available-Recycled-Disposable-Compostable.pdf

If a church has a publicly available tap, which people can use to refill water bottles, they can register their church on the Refill App: http://refill.org.uk/add-refill-station/

Frustrated that you cannot recycle Pringles tubes?  Visit https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/pringles#how-it-works

MISCELLANEOUS:

Reconciling a Wounded Planet: Do visit this website to read about our 2015 Conference at Coventry Cathedral. Also @RawpCoventry to see recent Tweets and our very active and informative Facebook page

The Reconciling a Wounded Planet  For a brief report of what happened at the conference five years ago, look at http://www.reconcilingawoundedplanet.com/ (this is due to be taken down soon), at https://www.jri.org.uk/blog/reconciling-a-wounded-planet-report-by-dr-peter-lornie/ and at https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2015/09/anglicans-mobilise-for-climate-change,-seek-common-reconciliation-theology.aspx

Putting on an event? Look at http://www.greeneventbook.com/ for downloadable checklists to ensure that your event is sustainable.

Are you an ordinand or minister in training? Green Christian are offering a free two year GC membership (with digital magazine).

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Courses and Conferences

Courses and conferences 

Bishop's Certificate in Discipleship and Mission: Creation Care

This module, through consideration of scripture and science, looks at God’s creation, our place in it and the hope that we have for the future in a time of environmental crisis.

Its aims are to understand the importance of caring for creation from a biblical, theological and Godly perspective, to bring together scriptural, scientific and practical understanding to help us safeguard creation as part of our mission and life as Christians and to be inspired and hopeful to live differently in the world based on Christian principles and discipleship, inspiring others to do likewise.

The course is presently being revised by Revd Charlotte Jackson, who will run the the next Creation Care course in June 2021. Registration details can be found by following this link: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/bcdm 

Previous Creation Care courses ran at St John's,Westwood (May 2017), St Edmund's, Shipston (October - November 2017), St Barbara's, Kenilworth (March - April 2018), St Peter's Dunchurch (June 2019) and St Andrew's Eastern Green and online (March 2020)

*Christian Rural and Environmental Studies

  • This two year Certificate course provides an opportunity to study rural and environmental issues from a Christian viewpoint. It will be of interest to all with a personal or professional concern for the environment and countryside, rural communities and churches. There are no entry requirements. If you would like to consider joining up for the coming academic year go to https://www.cres.org.uk/cres-admissions-2020/
  • For more information, contact the Diocesan Environment Officer (Godfrey.Armitage@covcofe.org) who is a CRES Tutor.

Conferences

'Greening the Church - online conference’:https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/news/article/eco-church-success-in

Is there hope for the planet? Saturday 18th April 2020 - A CRES day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon, nr. Oxford, with Andy Lester of A Rocha UK. For details and booking go HERE

Eco Church: Building for the Future: this day conference at St Luke's, Holloway 2nd March 2019 provided an opportunity fro delegates to deepen their understanding of caring for the earth, to hear from others and share ideas about what’s possible even in a constrained building space (e.g. Listed status) or with limited finances

Working towards a net Zero Carbon Economy, ran on 8th July 2017 at St Michael's House, Coventry Cathedral with Keynote Speaker Revd Dr Darrell Hannah from Operation Noah. To view the talks on YouTube:

Working Towards a Net Zero Carbon Economy Keynote Speaker: http://youtu.be/aU1S9NHVojo

Working Towards a Net Zero Carbon Economy Short Presentations: http://youtu.be/qTC87c0Vlyw

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Recommended Texts

Bauckham, Richard (2010) Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation DLT Books

Berry, R.J. (ed.) (2000) The Care of Creation IVP

Berry, R.J. (2011) Ecology and the Environment Templeton Press

Bookless, Dave (2008) Planetwise IVP

Bookless, Dave (2010) God doesn’t do waste IVP

Ede, Paul (2013) Urban Eco-mission Grove Books Ltd. E169*

Hodson, Martin J. & Hodson, Margot R. (2008) Cherishing the Earth: How to care for God’s Creation Monarch Books

Martin Hodson & Margot Hodson (2021) A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues BRF

Hodson, Martin J. & Hodson, Margot, R. (2017) An Introduction to Environmental EthicsGrove Books Ltd. E184*

Houghton, Sir John. (2009) Global Warming: The Complete Briefing Fourth EditionCambridge

Hulme, Mike J. (2009) Why we disagree about Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity Cambridge

Jackson, Tim (2009) Prosperity without Growth Routledge

Jones, Bishop James (2003) Jesus and the Earth SPCK

Jones, Meegan (2009) Sustainable Event Management earthscan (or 2nd Edition, publ. 2014)

Lester, Eloise E. (ed.) (1975) Ecology and Christian Responsibility The Community of the Cross of Nails, Coventry Cathedral

Marlow, Hilary (2008) The Earth is the Lord's: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues  Grove Books Ltd B50

Moo, Douglas J. & Moo, Jonathan A. (2018) Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World Zondervan

Moo, Jonathan & White, Robert (2013) Hope in an Age of Despair: the gospel and the future of the earth IVP

Northcott, Michael S. (2007) A Moral Climate: the ethics of global warming DLT Books

Rebanks, James (2020) English Pastoral: An Inheritance. Publ. Allen Lane

Spencer, Nick & White, Robert (2007) Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living SPCK

Stuart, Tristram (2009) Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal Penguin

Tarrant, Ian (2019) How to Celebrate Creation Grove Books Ltd. W238

Valerio, Ruth (2019) Saying Yes to Life SPCK (The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent 2020 Study Book)

Ruth Valerio (2016) Just Living: Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism Hodder & Stoughton

Valerio, Ruth (2008) Environment CWR

Valerio, Ruth (2008) L is for Lifestyle: Christian Living that Doesn’t Cost the Earth IVP

White, Lynn (1966) The historic roots of our ecologic crisis. Science 155, 1203-1207 (printed in Berry (2000): see above)

White, Robert S. (ed.) (2009) Creation in Crisis: Christian Perspectives on SustainabilitySPCK

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Website Links

A Rocha UK - http://arocha.org.uk/ 

Bats in Churches - https://www.batsandchurches.org.uk/

Bauckham, Richard   'Ecological Hope in Crisis?'  JRI Briefing Paper No. 23

Dave Bookless (2014) ‘Let everything that has breath praise the Lord’ - http://www.jubilee-centre.org/bible-and-biodiversity/

*Brown, Gabe: Regeneration of our Land: a producer's perspective (TEDX talk) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfTZ0rnowcc

Christian Aid - http://www.christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo/issues/climate_change.aspx

Christian Ecology Link - http://www.greenchristian.org.uk/  See below under Green Christian.

Christians in Science - https://www.cis.org.uk/

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland - http://www.ctbi.org.uk

Climate Stewards - http://www.climatestewards.org/

Eco Church: see https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/resources/

European Christian Environmental Network - http://www.ecen.org/

Government 25-year environment plan https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/673203/25-year-environment-plan.pdf 

Green Christian: Support in greening your church and world. Excellent information and Resources (leaflets) available from www.greenchristian.org.uk   Also see https://joyinenough.org/

Grove Books - www.grovebooks.co.uk

Law and your environment - http://www.environmentlaw.org.uk/

Mackay, David J.C. Mackay (2009) Sustainable Energy – without the Hot Air UIT Cambridge Ltd - http://www.withouthotair.com/
(2009) Sustainable Energy – without the Hot Air UIT Cambridge Ltd - http://www.withouthotair.com/

Natural History Museum on the 'Antropocene': https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/anthropocene.html?utm_source=fb-link-ad-20200120-lp&utm_medium=paid-social&utm_campaign=aka-anthropocene&utm_content=d&utm_contentid=6180806522328

*No till: benefits of zero tillage to farmers: https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/many-uk-growers-missing-benefits-zero-tillage

Operation Noah - http://operationnoah.org/

Plantlife: Managing grassland road verges: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/application/files/3315/7063/5411/Managing_grassland_road_verges_Singles.pdf  (this is a useful resource on meadow vegetation and so should be helpful background information for churchyard mangement)

Reconciling a Wounded Planet - http://www.reconcilingawoundedplanet.com/

Ruth Valerio at St Paul’s Cathedral - http://ruthvalerio.net/videos/just-living-christianity-in-an-age-of-consumerism/

Shrinking the Footprint - http://www.churchcare.co.uk/shrinking-the-footprint

Sir John Houghton (2007) Why care for the environment Faraday Paper No. 5  (4 pages downloadable) - http://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/resources/Faraday%20Papers/Faraday%20Paper%205%20Houghton_EN.pdf

Sustainable Events Guide - http://www.seventeenevents.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/08/Sustainable-Events-Guide-final-1.pdf

The John Ray Initiative - http://www.jri.org.uk/ Download papers from this site on a range of important environmental topics

      - Summary by JRI chairman of talk on Climate Change by climatologist Katharine Hayhoe: http://www.jri.org.uk/blog/talking-climate-in-texas-and-living-to-tell-the-tale-report-by-rev-dr-john-weaver/

The Church and the Earth 2009 – 2016 - http://www.arcworld.org/downloads/christian-CofE-7YP.pdf

The Dispossession Project (Eco House) - http://www.dispossessionproject.org/eco_yellow_welc_1_1.htm 

Trophic cascades: how reintroducing predators can change ecosystems for the better. The Yellowstone example: see excellent short Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

World Wildlife Fund (Living Planet Report 2014) - http://wwf.panda.org/?229830/Solutions-still-in-reach-as-world-biodiversity-suffers-major-decline#

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Documents

Church of England's new Net Zero Carbon Target

Creation Care Bible Study Resources from Leeds Diocese

Diocese of Coventry Environmental Policy 2020

Five Marks of Mission Environmental Strands

Radical Presence

Environment Reading and Resources List

St Mary's Cubbington Eco Tips

A BCDM assignment on Creation Care and the 8EQs

Buying paper in an environmentally friendly way

Joy in Enough Prayer of Confession

Creation Care courses Diocese of Leeds list

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