EcoHub

Welcome to the EcoHub

The EcoHub is your one-stop shop for information, practical advice and theological reflection on how we can best care for God’s creation. 

We’ve entered all the resources - a collection of our own and those from other organisations and groups - into an easy-to-search database. Just enter the term you’re looking for into the search box – and you can browse materials that will be relevant to you. 

We've also identified seven categories that align with the Eco Church framework, which we thoroughly encourage churches to follow. Click on the topic headings below to see related resources - they're a great starting point for individuals too.

Worship and teaching

Resources for delivering sermons, prayers, small group courses, services and sung worship.  

Buildings

Resources to support the care and management of our buildings in a way that’s better for the environment and works towards net zero carbon. 

Churchyards

Resources to help us manage our land for the benefit of wildlife and the environment. 

Lifestyle

Resources to support individuals take action to reduce the environmental impact of our daily lives  

Advocacy

Resources to support churches, schools and individuals to speak up for local and global climate issues, particularly focusing on climate justice 

Fundraising

Resources to signpost to funders, and tips on how to fundraise effectively for environmental projects 

Understanding climate, ecology and theology

Reading matter, videos, training courses and podcasts on a wide range of topics that will help individuals to further their understanding of climate issues 

Browse for resources

Enter your own search word(s) in the search box below to find exactly what you are looking for - you might like to try things such as ‘school’, ‘churchyard’, ‘energy’, ‘pray’, ‘children’ etc.

Harvest Festival

Description:
A liturgy and order of service for an environmentally focused Harvest Festival.
Audience:
Parishes

Heal Our Land worship set

Description:
Live acoustic worship set "Heal Our Land" recorded by Phil Smith. A chance to worship God for the beauty of His creation, reflect and repent for our poor stewardship and ask God to intervene with His power and wisdom.
Audience:
Individuals

Historic England Webinars

Description:
Historic England Webinar recordings including technical Tuesdays and Climate Wednesdays. Various topics including many relevant to churches, retrofit or energy saving measures, decarbonisation, climate resilience etc.
Audience:
Parishes

Holding an Eco / Green Hustings (presentation)

Description:
Recording of a presentation to the Greenshoots Network in Feb2024 by Richard Foster sharing his experience of holding a Green (Eco) Hustings with election candidates prior to the 2019 general election.
Audience:
Parishes

Holding an Eco Hustings

Description:
Notes from a presentation to the Greenshoots Network in Feb2024 by Richard Foster sharing his experience of holding an Green (Eco) Hustings with election candidates.
Audience:
Parishes

Hope for the Future

Description:
Hope for the Future is a climate charity which works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.
Audience:
Parishes

Hope for the Planet environmental theological talks

Description:
Series of 6 talks entitled Hope for the Planet - A Christian response to climate change. Dave Bookless A Rocha, Martin Hodson JRI, Alisa Sanvicens Tearfund & Andy Frost SJI. Small group?
Audience:
Parishes

Hope in Hell (book)

Description:
Hope in Hell by Jonathon Porritt. It is not too late to act on climate "But it won’t stay ‘not too late’ much longer. Which is what makes this the decisive decade"
Audience:
Individuals

How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything (book)

Description:
How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee. Explores the carbon footprint of a wide range of items and activities - e.g. a holiday flight, an internet search, or eating a banana. Light in touch, but thought provoking.
Audience:
Individuals

How do greenhouse gasses actually work?

Description:
How do greenhouse gasses actually work? A short (3 minute) science animation by Minute Earth.
Audience:
Individuals

Jesus Died to Save the Planet (booklet from LICC)

Description:
A powerful essay by Paul Kunert reclaims the foundational truth that the gospel is good news for the whole of creation. Discover how you and others in your church you can make kingdom-like decisions everyday that will help the earth flourish.
Audience:
Individuals

John Ray Initiative

Description:
John Ray Initiative. Environmental and theological resource library. Briefing papers on a variety of subjects, an informative blog, bible studies and group resources, reports from conferences and other events. Donation requested for their use.
Audience:
Individuals

John Ray Initiative speakers

Description:
Invite a speaker from John Ray Initiative to your service or event
Audience:
Parishes

John Ray Initiative study group resource collection

Description:
A collection of study materials from the John Ray Initiative including 'Mission and Creation Care for Christian Disciples' and 'A Christian Look at the Environment', both are sets of 5 group studies.
Audience:
Parishes

John Ray Invitiative COP27

Description:
COP27 follow up webinar from the John Ray Invitiative
Audience:
Individuals

Just Living (book)

Description:
Just Living: Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism by Ruth Valerio. Arguing that in the modern world, Christians must consider their discipleship in the context of a globalised and consumerist world.
Audience:
Individuals

Justice in Action

Description:
We are Tearfund's Justice in Action programme is an an interactive part-time programme for 17-23 year olds, to help equip and engage hearts for justice.
Audience:
Individuals

Justice X Together

Description:
Justice X Together - a four-part series from We Are Tearfund to help youth groups explore injustice and become equipped to be part of the solution. Provides opportunities to practically take action and discuss what it means to live a just life.
Audience:
Parishes

KidsCan resources

Description:
KidsCan: Empowering children to take action on climate change. Lesson plan, fact buster and climate challenges.
Audience:
Individuals

Kingfishers Fire (book)

Description:
Kingfisher’s Fire by Peter Harris. The Founder of A Rocha describes the story of the remarkable growth of A Rocha over 10 years; from one field study centre in Portugal to a family of wonderfully varied community conservation projects around the world.
Audience:
Individuals
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