Sustainability

We have an important role to play in promoting green practice and demonstrating a commitment to environmental action. This is so important to us in fact, that it is a core part of our ten year Master Plan.

 

We need to ensure the continuing sustainability of the cathedral foundation for years to come and we want to be firmly on the path towards being carbon neutral by 2030.

 

Late in 2021, we were awarded a Silver Eco Award from A Rocha. They, in partnership with Christian Aid, the Church of England, the Methodist Church, Tear Fund and the United Reformed Church, have created Eco Church project which 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
  • Lifestyle

 

We’re now working towards our Gold Eco Award.

EcoPledge 2022

EcoPledge22 is an invitation to everyone in the Cathedral community to live out their faith by stepping up our care for the earth and the life it sustains. Our Ecopledge leaflet has suggestions for how you can make small changes in the home, travel, food, garden, clothes, money and the wider community and we encourage you to ‘pledge’ some of these changes.

 

Write a pledge, save the planet: this summer we’re inviting our cathedral community to put their pledges in writing. From 24 July there will be wooden hearts available for you to write an eco-pledge. We’ll then collect all the pledges and on Climate Sunday (4 September) these will be displayed in an impactful way. If you can’t make it into the Cathedral, you can use the form below to send us your Ecopledge and we’ll add it to a heart!

    The Yard

    The Yard

    The Yard is a social action project for young people running in 2022. Funding from the Dulverton Trust in partnership with The Lottery Heritage Fund has made the project possible. Our aim is to create a dedicated place for young people in the Cathedral gardens and a space they can make their own. We also welcome adult volunteers for this project, especially those with gardening expertise.

     

    For more information or to become a volunteer in our Yard project, email Project Lead Jane Dow.

    For information on activities in The Yard, click here.