Step 1 - Create a Mission Plan - Net Zero Carbon


As part of your mission planning, you may wish to look at ways to reduce the church's carbon footprint and working towards becoming net zero carbon.  At the 2021 Methodist Conference set a target of becoming a net zero emissions Church by 2030 was agreed and although this is a big ambition, it can broken down into bitesize steps.  You can read the full report from the Methodist Conference 2021 here.  

Where are you on the journey?

Each church is at a different stage of this journey and resources have been sorted to reflect this.

Early steps

 If you are ready to take action, then consider:

  • Becoming an Eco Church or Eco Congregation if you are in Scotland.

  • Making changes to your buildings to reduce your carbon footprint.

Click here to learn more about practical steps on getting your church building down to net zero.

 Next Steps

Through forging key partnerships at every level of the church, we can together make progress towards net zero. These partnerships can include:

  • For Churches, circuits and districts A Rocha UK which offers pathways through their award systems, Eco Church and Eco Congregation in Scotland.

  • For the Connexional team and the wider Church, Faith Long Term Plans from Faith Invest provides a structured and achievable set of goals.

  • A task group of Connexional Team members have been appointed to take the work forward, reporting regularly to the Methodist Council on progress.  Three areas of focus have been selected - faith consistent use of assets, wisdom and lifestyles.  Click here to learn more about Action for Hope. 

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