EcoHub

Welcome to the EcoHub

The EcoHub is your one-stop shop for information, practical advice and theological reflection on how we can best care for God’s creation. 

We’ve entered all the resources - a collection of our own and those from other organisations and groups - into an easy-to-search database. Just enter the term you’re looking for into the search box – and you can browse materials that will be relevant to you. 

We've also identified seven categories that align with the Eco Church framework, which we thoroughly encourage churches to follow. Click on the topic headings below to see related resources - they're a great starting point for individuals too.

Worship and teaching

Resources for delivering sermons, prayers, small group courses, services and sung worship.  

Buildings

Resources to support the care and management of our buildings in a way that’s better for the environment and works towards net zero carbon. 

Churchyards

Resources to help us manage our land for the benefit of wildlife and the environment. 

Lifestyle

Resources to support individuals take action to reduce the environmental impact of our daily lives  

Advocacy

Resources to support churches, schools and individuals to speak up for local and global climate issues, particularly focusing on climate justice 

Fundraising

Resources to signpost to funders, and tips on how to fundraise effectively for environmental projects 

Understanding climate, ecology and theology

Reading matter, videos, training courses and podcasts on a wide range of topics that will help individuals to further their understanding of climate issues 

Browse for resources

Enter your own search word(s) in the search box below to find exactly what you are looking for - you might like to try things such as ‘school’, ‘churchyard’, ‘energy’, ‘pray’, ‘children’ etc.

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Education plans from A Rocha UK for ages 3-14, exploring nature and caring for our planet, both indoors and outdoors. Suitable for schools, community groups and churches. Some plans have faith-based content and all are linked to the national curriculum.
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SchoolsChurches
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Resources from BBOWT to help make a school nature-friendly and enthuse young people to become wildlife champions. Add a school to the Team Wilder map.
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Schools
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Biffa Award - Main Grants. Awards grants (through the Landfill Communities Fund) to projects that provide or improve Biodiversity, Community spaces, Recreation, Partnership.
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Parishes
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Church of England Biodiversity information including; finding out what wildlife lives in your churchyard; encouraging wildlife; grassland management; wildlife in your church building.
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Parishes
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Bugs Matter citizen science survey of invertebrate decline using bug splats counts on car number plates. 1st June - 31st Aug each year.
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Individuals
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Caring for God's Acre. Works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy burial grounds and graveyards. Detailed Action and Education packs available. Webinar series' provided.
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Parishes
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A short presentation from Canterbury Diocese on environmental actions chuches can take.
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Parishes
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Churches Count on Nature joint initiative by Caring for God’s Acre, the Church of England, the Church in Wales and A Rocha UK. Church wildlife surveys bring people together to discover & record the wildlife in local churchyards (Sat 3-Sun 11 June 2023)
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Parishes
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In a blog shared by the John Ray Initiative, Harriet Carty of Caring for God’s Acre explores the history and rich biodiversity of our churchyards, along with their role in sequestering carbon.
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Parishes
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An example of a church with a community garden - St Peter’s, Quarrendon.
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Parishes
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Easy-to-follow advice on how to improve sustainability, reduce energy consumption and save money for your church, no matter your tradition or location in the Diocese of Oxford.
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Parishes
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A specially designed and flexible programme for schools, that is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, and allows schools to show progression in becoming sustainable
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Schools
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An example of a college working towards Eco College status - Rippon College, Cuddesdon
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Individuals
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A Rocha's Eco Church Award scheme helps churches recognised achievements and identify further actions in the five areas of: Worship and teaching; Buildings; Land; Community and global engagement; and Lifestyle.
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Parishes
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Eco Church survey questions as a spreadsheet allows users to plan actions by grouping the questions into done, could do, or can’t do now. Shared by St Marys, Burghfield
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Parishes
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Example role description for Parish Eco Church Group Chair from Alton
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Parishes
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A Rocha UK resources to assist with the Land section of the Eco Church survey
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Parishes
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The Church of England Environment Team have a page of resources on Eco Church with webinars to help churches get started and to move on through the scheme.
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Parishes
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Eco Church survey questions as a spreadsheet allows users to record and plan actions. Shared by Christ Church Abingdon.
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Parishes
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YouTube playlist of really helpful Church of England Environment Programme webinar recordings on Eco Church, for beginners and those progressing
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Parishes
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