Operation Noah Lent Course

Operation Noah has published a course which is designed for use as a Lent course – though it is also appropriate for use at any time of the year. It is targeted for use with Church and house groups and the content is based on the Operation Noah Ash Wednesday Declaration.

There are five sessions, each with handouts for participants and notes for group leaders – including:

  1. Does climate change matter? If so, why does it matter?
  2. How can I better celebrate creation as God’s gift?
  3. What is God asking of me?
  4. What do I need to change?
  5.  What can I do now to cherish God’s earth?

Available for downloading at www.operationnoah.org/lent-course

Energy monitoring scheme

The Diocese of Oxford has been giving churches access to the national Shrinking the Footprint Energy monitoring scheme since 2012. The energy monitoring aims to build a better understanding of our energy usage and total carbon footprint so we can support energy saving actions and meet our commitment to protecting God’s creation.

The scheme, which was piloted in the Diocese of Oxford in 2012, gives all CofE churches and schools in the diocese the opportunity to use, for free, energy monitoring software that will help track and reduce energy use.

Funding for the national ran out at the end of 2013. However, thanks to support from Low Carbon Oxford, churches in the Diocese of Oxford will still be able to use the software throughout 2014, when we hope national funding will be available to develop the scheme further nationally .

For further details and to sign up for the scheme visit the diocesan website.

Shared World Environmental Initiative – Slough

Burnham and Slough Deanery Climate Concern group are working with the Slough Faith Partnership on the Shared World Environmental Initiative. The project is encouraging local action on the environment across faith communities. Called Shared World, it aims to bring people together in a shared space as a focus in making decisions towards a practical and local expression of our responsibility towards our shared environment. The following events are planned:

  • First public evening of the ‘Shared World’ initiative at 6pm on Saturday 10 November 2012 at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Stoke Road, Slough, SL1 5AS
  • 2nd Shared World Forum on Friday 23rd November at 7pm at The Centre Farnham Road

For further details contact Bob Saunders LLM using the form below: [contact-form to=’bob23@btinternet.com’ subject=’Contact via Earthing Faith website’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

Operation Noah Annual Lecture 2012 – 21st Nov

The Operation Noah Annual Lecture will this year be from Andy Atkins, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, entitled “Overcoming fossil fuel addiction – the next moral revolution”.

On Wednesday 21st November 7pm at Friends House, Euston, London.

Book at: http://operationnoah.eventbrite.co.uk/?ebtv=C

Further info: www.operationnoah.org