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.

Climate info for children from NASA

Description:
NASA - Climate Kids. Facts and data for children.
Audience:
Schools

Climate justice and achieving net zero

Description:
Oxford Martin School presentation 'Climate justice and achieving Net Zero'. Linking the issues of climate justice and poverty eradication.
Audience:
Individuals

Climate justice messaging guide

Description:
A guide by Climate Outreach to communicating climate justice with young adults in Europe
Audience:
Parishes

Climate Justice teaching series

Description:
The Revd John Swales with Alice Brencher leads a series of six in-depth studies into climate justice, explaining and exploring how we should respond as Christians. Recommended as a follow on to Tenants of the King.
Audience:
Parishes

Climate Stewards carbon fast resource

Description:
Climate Stewards Carbon Fast for Lent
Audience:
Individuals

Climate Stewards Carbon Footprint Tool

Description:
Climate Stewards' carbon footprint calculator for an individual or a household. Easy to use and lets you experiment - tweak your choices and see the difference it makes.
Audience:
Individuals

Climate Sunday

Description:
Climate Sunday. Resources to help you plan, register and run a Climate Sunday service, commit to further action and speak up for the environment.
Audience:
Parishes

Climate themed preaching resources

Description:
Climate crisis preaching resources assembled in Sept '21 by Rev. Dr. Jim Antal & Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, USA
Audience:
Parishes

Community Action Groups (CAG) Oxfordshire

Description:
CAG Oxfordshire is a network of over 100 CAGs in the county working to make it a safer, fairer, greener, more sustainable place to be. Useful funding directory & their "The Key" newsletter includes funding opportunities regularly.
Audience:

Community fundraising advice

Description:
Widely applicable advice from the Diocese of Leeds on community fundraising
Audience:
Parishes

Community Fundraising Ideas

Description:
A Greenshoots Network get-together compiled a list of community fundraising ideas for project funding
Audience:
Parishes

Community garden at St Peter's, Aylesbury case study

Description:
An example of a church with a community garden - St Peter’s, Quarrendon.
Audience:
Parishes

Community litter picks

Description:
Collection of links to Local Authority support for community litter picks
Audience:
Parishes Schools

Community of Creation Sermon

Description:
Richard Bauckman - Community of Creation. A sermon exploring our place in creation and draws on various scriptural passages, such as Genesis, Hosea, the Psalter, and writings of St Paul.
Audience:
Parishes

Considering church heating options

Description:
A guide to considering heating options for a church by Clare Downing
Audience:
Parishes

Consumer Detox Lent course

Description:
A challenging Lent Consumer Detox small group resource from 2012 by Mark Powley, St George’s, Leeds. Based on his book 'Consumer Detox: Less Stuff, More Life', Zondervan, 2010.
Audience:
Individuals

COP26 address by David Attenborough

Description:
The thought-provoking address to world leaders that David Attenborough gave People's Advocate for COP26.
Audience:
Individuals

COP28 guide

Description:
A guide to COP28, how the Church is involved, what we want to happen and how we can get involved as individuals.
Audience:
Individuals

Count Us In

Description:
Count Us In is a community of people protecting what they love from climate change before it is too late. The Church of England is encouraging people to sign up to add to the weight of opinion about climate issues to encourage political action.
Audience:
Individuals

Covenant With Creation

Description:
St Michael and All Angels, Summertown (Oxford) have written a Covenant With Creation all in the congregation are invited to sign. Other churches might like to copy this idea.
Audience:
Parishes
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