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Benefice Environmental Group



The Christian church has generally been slow to recognise that responding to the current global environmental crisis is a key moral imperative.  We are called to "love your neighbour as yourself" which can be interpreted as challenging us the western world to become much better stewards of creation for the sake of our unseen neighbours who are most at risk of climate change as well as for the well-being of future generations.


Therefore, a benefice environmental group was established in July 2009 with three aims:


1. Putting our own "house" in order - the group is currently conducting an environmental audit into a wide range of issues in each of our three church buildings to establish a baseline for improvements.

2. Encouraging sustainable lifestyles for individuals and families - several environmental articles have been published in 3 in 1 Magazine and others are planned. 

3. Addressing strategic issues with Government, business and the media - by holding our politicians accountable at local, national and international level.  

The group has already accumulated a good set of resources which may be borrowed by anyone for private viewing (not for profit) as follows:



Four Seasons - Download

Fun Quiz

Fun Local Environment Quiz - Download

(Answers: 1b, 2c, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6c, 7c, 8b, 9b,10c, 11c, 12d, 13a)


"An Inconvenient Truth" (Al Gore's film in 2007)

"The Day After Tomorrow" (film 2007)

"The Great Global Warming Swindle" (documentary 2007)

"The Age of Stupid" (film 2008)

"Hope for Planet Earth" (James Ray Initiative in 2009)

"Transition Towns: from oil dependency to local resilience"  

"Future of Food: parts 1 & 2"

"How many people can live on planet Earth?"

"Hot Planet"


"The Story of Stuff"

"Who killed the Honey Bee?"


VHS video

"Operation Noah"


"Money for nothing and waste tips for free"

"The bottom line: cost savings for smaller businesses through improved energy and environmental management"

Audio CDs

"Climate Change and Christian Faith" (an interview with Sir John Houghton);



Change the World for a Fiver: We are What We Do

How you can reduce your carbon footprint..."

 Information may be obtained from the Diocese Environmental Officer and lead in the Gloucester Churches Environmental Justice Network (GCEJN): the Revd Arthur Champion
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