We, Holy Trinity PCC, declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency
On the basis that:
1.The world is facing a severe crisis of environmental degradation and climate change that affects our ability to sustain human civilisation in its present form;
2.The main cause of the crisis is human activity;
3.The crisis is inextricably linked to global injustices and inequality;
4.The crisis indicates a failure of human beings to follow God’s mandate to care for the world and to seek justice among its peoples;
We want publicly to recognise a Climate and Environmental Emergency. We pledge to work with and support our congregation and government, at local and national levels, in tackling this emergency, and we call on others to do the same.
We commit ourselves to:
1.Examining our lives individually and corporately in a spirit of repentance and humility in relation to this crisis, and seeking to live faithfully to God;
2.Bringing forward by November 2021 an action plan to minimise our negative corporate impact on the environment and climate and to help restoration where possible;
3.Encouraging our members to make relevant lifestyle changes appropriate to their circumstances;
4.Encouraging action on this emergency in our neighbourhoods, workplaces and other spheres of activity;
5.Encouraging whatever influence we may have to bring about positive actions by local and national government and by corporations;
6.Encouraging the congregation to pray for COP 26 and its successors.
We recognise the sovereignty of God in all our actions and hope for the future.
Come back soon for more information and tips on how you can help our church be more environmentally friendly!