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.

360 Carbon Calculator

Description:
360 Carbon Calculator. This tool developed by Climate Stewards (part of the A Rocha family) calculates a footprint beyond just energy used for heating and lighting. Includes transport, food, and more. Can sync with the Energy Footprint Tool.
Audience:
Parishes

39 Ways to Save the Planet radio series

Description:
39 Ways to Save the Planet (2021) BBC Radio 4, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, presents 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is exerting on the planet. Each idea runs for about 15 minutes.
Audience:
Individuals

52 Climate Actions

Description:
52 lifestyle tips to reduce your climate impact with broad categories such as travel, home, waste, shopping, power, food, nature & campaigning.
Audience:
Individuals

A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues (book)

Description:
A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues by Martin and Margot Hodson. Eight key current environmental issues, offering a biblical lens through which Christians can understand the problems and their role in solving them.
Audience:
Individuals

A Christian look at the environment

Description:
A series of 5 bible studies considering a Christian approach to environmental issues written by Revd. Rich Clarkson for the John Ray Initiative. Ideal as a bible study for the season of Creationtide or Lent. They work on Zoom or in person.
Audience:
Parishes

A Rocha Lifestyle Audit

Description:
A Rocha Lifestyle Audit - a really simple guide to reflecting on how you can make your lifestyle more environmentally friendly. Carrying out such an audit is recommended in the Eco Church survey.
Audience:
Parishes

A Rocha UK Education Plans

Description:
Education plans from A Rocha UK for ages 3-14, exploring nature and caring for our planet, both indoors and outdoors. Suitable for schools, community groups and churches. Some plans have faith-based content and all are linked to the national curriculum.
Audience:
SchoolsChurches

A Rocha UK speakers

Description:
Invite speakers from A Rocha UK to your church
Audience:
Parishes

A Rocha UK YouTube channel

Description:
The YouTube Channel of A Rocha UK, with talks, films and Eco Chuch information
Audience:
Individuals

A selection of Climate Sunday services

Description:
A selection of Climate Sunday (climatesunday.org) services to inspire.
Audience:
Parishes

A Solar Tutorial by Peter Norris (Dedworth)

Description:
Peter Norris from All Saints, Dedworth shares a tutorial to aid understanding of solar panel generation and batteries based on his panels at home
Audience:
Individuals

Abingdon Carbon Cutters webinar recordings

Description:
Abingdon Carbon Cutters recorded presentations on various changes to make our houses and lifestyles produce less carbon
Audience:
Individuals

Act on Poverty Lent Course

Description:
A course developed for Lent 2024 from Christian Aid and partners to help you and your church gain a deeper understanding of poverty and enable you to act in the run up to the next UK general election
Audience:
Parishes

Advice for churches on environmental fundraising

Description:
A recording of a talk to our Greenshoots Network by Joshua Townson on fundraising for environmental actions
Audience:
Parishes

Advocacy case study from Bicester

Description:
An example of how St Edburg’s, Bicester is working to Make COP Count
Audience:
Parishes

Advocacy case study from Witney

Description:
An example of one benefice's climate advocacy action - Witney 2020
Audience:
Parishes

Advocacy examples from young people

Description:
A virtual exhibition exploring young people’s visions of the world they want for farmers and workers worldwide, and the planet.
Audience:
Schools

All Night Vigil for COP26

Description:
Order of service from an all night vigil for COP26 from St James' Piccadilly
Audience:
Parishes

All Seasons - Exploring Outdoors

Description:
A booklet from the Diocese of Bath and Wells of four Bible-based activity and worship outlines to use outside with children and young people or family groups - one for each season of the year.
Audience:
Parishes

An Inconvenient Truth

Description:
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Al Gore’s early documentary film introducing climate change concerns for the global population and planet earth. This is the link to the trailer.
Audience:
Individuals
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