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.

Monthly eco-tips for newsletters

Description:
Calendar of monthly eco tips from A Rocha UK for church newsletters
Audience:
Parishes

National Bike Week

Description:
National Bike Week - annual celebration of cycling. An opportunity to encourage more travel by bike rather than car.
Audience:
Individuals

National CofE Environment Bulletin

Description:
The Church of England's Environment Bulletin. Environmental news and resources from around the country.
Audience:
Individuals

Natural Climate Solutions

Description:
#NatureNow, protect, restore, fund. A short film on natural climate solutions to share with power holders featuring Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot.
Audience:
Individuals

Nature (booklet)

Description:
An informative and beautiful booklet by Susanna Gunner from Diocese of Norwich exploring the environment crisis.
Audience:
Individuals

Net Zero Carbon answering the call Church of England video

Description:
Church of England Net Zero Carbon - Answering the Call video and playlist of case studies. See how Church of England churches, schools and vicarages are becoming net zero carbon.
Audience:
Parishes

Net Zero Carbon Schools Webinar Series from the Church of England

Description:
YouTube playlist of Church of England Environment Programme webinar recordings on Net Zero Carbon Schools
Audience:
Schools

Net Zero Carbon Webinar Series for Churches

Description:
YouTube playlist of really helpful Church of England Environment Programme webinar recordings on getting to Net Zero Carbon
Audience:
Parishes

Net Zero report by the Committee on Climate Change

Description:
Net Zero: The UK's contribution to stopping global warming' The Committee on Climate Change's groundbreaking report on what it would take to reach net zero - and why it matters
Audience:
Individuals

No Mow May campaign

Description:
No Mow May - Plantlife campaign to avoid mowing our lawns/churchyards in May to let wildflowers bloom, and feed our hungry pollinators.
Audience:
Individuals

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference (book)

Description:
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg. This book collects together Greta's speeches that have made history across Europe.
Audience:
Individuals

Notice on butterfly friendly management of churchyard

Description:
St John's, Stone has one of the top three churchyards for butterfly species numbers in the Diocese. This is a notice on its management that is displayed in the church porch.
Audience:
Parishes

Olio food waste prevention app

Description:
Olio - an app that aims to help reduce food waste - helps individuals and organisations to redistribute leftover food
Audience:
Individuals

OpenLearn Climate Change courses

Description:
OpenLearn Climate Change courses from the Open University.
Audience:
individuals

Organising community environmental events

Description:
A recording of a talk to our Greenshoots Network by Lesley Ravenscroft, a key organiser of Hampstead Norreys GreenFest, shares her wealth of experience and advice for anyone organising community environmental events.
Audience:
Parishes

Our Blue Planet Toolkit

Description:
A toolkit for exploring the oceans through science and faith, by David Curry, Diocese of Exeter. To enable churches, or schools and colleges, to consider our oceans and coast to raise awareness of 'blue' (i.e. marine) issues as well as 'gree
Audience:
Parishes

Our School: Our World resources from the Diocese of Norwich

Description:
Our School: Our World - How can we help to care for the planet? Diocese of Norwich. Outlines practical ideas from Christian and other perspectives to develop stewardship of God’s world in schools. Introduction here: https://youtu.be/wAxnENokXU0
Audience:
Schools

Outdoor Worship resources

Description:
The Church of England's advice on outdoor worship and using your outdoor space for church activities.
Audience:
Parishes

Outgrow the System

Description:
A film exploring how we can return to the essence of the term "ecomomy" and design an economic system that genuinely manages our scarce resources.
Audience:
Individuals

Oxford Climate Society YouTube channel

Description:
Oxford Climate Society YouTube Channel, recordings of lectures, talks, workshops and discussions about climate and environmental issues.
Audience:
Individuals
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