Get to know us a bit better
The EcoHub is part of the Diocese of Oxford’s common vision for a greener future. We have a lot going on to help us reach our goals – have a look below to find out more.
What’s that got to do with the climate?
As Christians, we’re called to care for God’s creation, and the climate issues facing our planet are hugely important to us. You can watch a series of videos from Bishop Olivia on why we should care for creation at all levels in the Church.
What are our aims?
What are we doing?
So far, more than 80 of our churches have registered for the Eco Church programme, and over 250 have submitted their energy footprint data. We’re also investing over £200,000 over the next seven years on a carbon footprint reduction programme across our church buildings.
You’ll find more on our commitments and work so far in the Diocesan Synod paper.
Bishop Steven also regularly speaks in the House of Lords on the issue.
What is the Environment Action Programme?
The Environment Action Programme (EAP) is a key focus area for the Diocese and a major component of our common vision for a more Christ-like Church. The programme is designed to focus the whole Diocese on achieving our environmental commitments and being a voice for climate justice.
And what’s the Environment Task Group?
The EAP is overseen by an Environment Task Group (ETG), chaired by the Bishop of Reading, and managed by the Diocesan Environment Team.
The programme has two main goals;
- A net zero target goal, focused on achieving the net zero target for church buildings, clergy housing and church schools; and
- A collective change goal, focused on transforming our response to the climate emergency.
How can I get in contact with you?
Email us any time at email@example.com – we’d love to hear from you!
What is the EcoHub?
The EcoHub is a one-stop shop to find a wide range of resources, for information, practical action and theologian reflection to support your own journey to net zero and a greener future – whether that’s as a church, a community or an individual.
How do I use the EcoHub?
Our resources are split into zones to help you find the right support.
For information on the path to net zero, visit the specialist Net Zero Zone.
I know a great resource, how can I tell you about it?
We’d love to hear what you’ve found helpful and informative along the way. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I do if I need help?
The EcoHub team are here to support, so do send us your questions and we will seek to answer – and if we don’t know, we will ask an expert for you!
We will be building up a frequently asked questions section based the questions received.