Shrinking the footprint

Shrinking the footprint

Shrinking the footprint is a campaign by the Church of England to reduce its carbon footprint.

The campaign is being lead by the Bishop of London, Dr Richard Chartres and was launched on World Environment Day in June 2006 with an invitation to all churches to carry out an energy audit and debate energy-related issues. [ Church launches Shrinking The Footprint campaign] , Church of England, published 2006-06-02, accessed 2007-05-01] This is seen as the first step to achieving 'The 40% Church' – cutting carbon emissions from Church activities, structures and processes to 40% of current levels by 2050, in line with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [ [ Creating 'The 40% Church of England'] , Church of England, accessed 2007-05-01]

The campaign follows a discussion at the 2005 General Synod that resulted in a call for the Church to engage with the issues of climate change and energy use.

ee also

*Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
*Business action on climate change
*Individual and political action on climate change
*Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom
*Energy policy of the United Kingdom
*Kyoto Protocol

External links

* [ Shrinking the footprint - official site]

Further reading

*" [ Sharing God's Planet] " (Church of England's statement on the environment); Church House Publishing; ISBN 071514068X
*"How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?" David Shreeve & Claire Foster; Church House Publishing; ISBN 978-07151-4127-4.


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