Eco Pledge goes live at St Edmundsbury Cathedral
EcoPledge22 is an invitation to everyone in the Cathedral community (and beyond!) to live out their faith by stepping up our care for the earth and the life it sustains.
We’re encouraging you to write a pledge, save the planet. From 24 July there will be wooden hearts available for all to write an eco pledge. These pledges will be collected and on Climate Sunday (4 September) will be displayed in an impactful way.
If you can’t make it into the Cathedral, you can submit your pledge here.
Late in 2021, we were awarded a Silver Eco Award from A Rocha; who, in partnership with Christian Aid, the Church of England, the Methodist Church, Tear Fund and the United Reformed Church, have created Eco Church project. Eco Church encourages churches to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.
The award looks at five areas:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement
Sustainability is a key part of our 10-year Master Plan. This pledge builds on the work of the Eco St Eds group. Cathedral Curate, Anita Rooney, is part of this eco working group and has been instrumental in the EcoPledge project. She says, “Christian faith means loving God, being a neighbour and cherishing the Earth. It’s never been more important to recognise that global warming is a consequence of our lack of care for the planet we live on. There’s a responsibility of large corporations and governments to do more, but as individuals, we can make small changes to make a difference. We encourage people to put their Ecopledges in writing to remind them of these small changes.”