1 Change to a green energy supplier at home and ask your churchwarden to contact the archdeacon about a grant towards the cost of an energy audit for your church.
2 Insulate your home as much as possible: put a curtain over the front door and try to reduce other draughts. For tips on energy efficiency try gov.uk/energy-grants-calculator
3 Providing you’re reasonably fit, wear a woolly and keep your house cooler. You can also save money each year by setting the thermostat to 20°C (68°F) or below.
4 Tumble dryers are energy guzzlers. Spin your washing for longer if you’re going to use a dryer and use a washing line instead whenever you can.
5 Eat less meat and dairy. It’s easy to find great recipes for plant-based meals, and with the money you save, buy local, better quality meat for special meals.
6 Avoid fresh food that’s been flown in and don’t make a special journey just to buy one item. Growing your own lettuce and tomatoes is easy to do (and tastier)!
7 Get out of the car and switch to bus, bike… or legs! Sustrans have great tips for making the switch sustrans.org.uk/what-you-can-do
8 If you have to drive, car emissions are lowest between 50-60 mph. For optimum MPG keep your windows up and your tyres at the right pressure.
9 A car can be essential if you’re in a rural part of the diocese, but for those of us living in more built-up areas, could you manage without one?
10 Getting involved in your local community is one of the best ways to save the planet. Living life locally – concerts, exercise classes, church – means you’re not using energy to travel somewhere else.
Want to do more? See if there’s a local climate action group in your area or visit oxford.anglican.org/commonvision to find out about our partnership with Citizens UK.
Take a brief moment to listen to this week's prayer for each of us in the diocese this morning.
The Revd Tina Molyneux is spearheading a scheme that is transforming people’s faith journeys across the Diocese of Oxford. Her prayer for us today was recorded at the end of the latest episode of My (extraordinary) family.
Head on over to the website to find out more or search for the series wherever you get your podcasts: