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.

West Berkshire Council Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funds

Description:
Funding from levies on new developments for community projects. Current round open for bids from £10,000 to £100,000 from Monday 26th September until 5pm on Monday 14th November.
Audience:
Parishes

Westmill Community Funding

Description:
Fund for projects within Oxfordshire or within 25 miles of Westmill Solar (SN6 8TY), Energy4All Limited or Community Energy England, that raise awareness of climate change and solutions, that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or reduce fuel poverty.
Audience:
Parishes

What is Climate Change? Animation for children

Description:
What is Climate Change? Australian animation for children explaining climate change problems and solutions.
Audience:
Schools

What is climate change? Evidence

Description:
Met Office - What is climate change? Evidence from the data.
Audience:
Individuals

What is Climate Change? Start Here film

Description:
What is Climate Change? Start Here presentation. Cuts through the detailed science and the politics, to get you what you need to know about what is at stake for our planet.
Audience:
Individuals

What is Net Zero Carbon?

Description:
Brief overview of the concept of Net Zero Carbon from the Energy Saving Trust.
Audience:
Individuals

Which? Magazine sustainable choices guide

Description:
Which? Magazine 'Making Sustainable Choices' guide with many tips to reduce your carbon footprint, including purchasing options, repairing, reducing waste, recycling & food.
Audience:
Individuals

Why Care for Creation bible study course

Description:
Why Care for Creation? Three bible studies by David Gould OMF International. Creation glorifies God. God entrusts us with the care of creation. Good News for Creation. On the motivation and power of the gospel to bring hope and transformation.
Audience:
Parishes

Why Christians Care for the Environment (film)

Description:
Film in which Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Fr. John Chryssavgis from the Greek Orthodox Church explore Why Christians Care for the Environment. Part of the Be the Bee series on finding God in everything, everyday.
Audience:
Individuals

Why doesn’t someone cut the grass? (poster)

Description:
Poster to explain why areas of your churchyard grassland are left long for a while.
Audience:
Parishes

Why Faith Matters to the Climate presentation

Description:
Why Faith Matters to the Climate - a presentation from Green Christian to be used as required
Audience:
Parishes

Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change (book)

Description:
Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change by George Marshall (Bloomsbury, 2015) - When climate change is a threat, why are we so slow to act? Explores why climate change is so hard to process and suggests ways forward.
Audience:
Individuals

Why should you care about climate change?

Description:
Youth Minstry Resource from the Diocese of Gloucester. Session plan on climate change including some science, a bible study, discussion questions and an action challenge.
Audience:
Parishes

Why the Church should act on environmental issues

Description:
Church of England. Why you should act - becoming an environmentally aware church. Including: What is climate change? The effects of rising temperatures and The Five Marks of Mission.
Audience:
Parishes

Wild & Wonderful teaching materials

Description:
Wild & Wonderful - environmental teaching resources for children's group and schools for age 4-12 by Petra Crofton.
Audience:
Schools

Wild Christian

Description:
Wild Christian - an online community of Christians appreciating and caring for God’s creation (part of the A Rocha family). Full of helpful tips for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Audience:
Individuals

Wild Worship

Description:
A recording of a talk to our Greenshoots Network by Revd. Rosie Webb, Rector of St Andrew’s Clewer, inspiring with her Wild Worship activities at church and the local primary school.
Audience:
Parishes

Wilder Churches

Description:
Wilder Churches is a project in partnership with the Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust to support action for wildlife in churchyards and church gardens.
Audience:
Parishes

Wilder Churches editable poster

Description:
An editable poster to highlight your churchyard wildlife actions and that you're part of Wilder Churches. Please also add a church pin to BBOWT's #teamWILDER map to share wildlife friendly churchyards www.bbowt.org.uk/be-part-of-team-wilder
Audience:
Parishes

World Environment Day Resources

Description:
World Environment Day Resources including the 2022 Practucal Guide including eco tips for governments, councils, businesses and sustainable choices for individuals based on the www.anatomyofaction.org
Audience:
Individuals
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