Eco Diocese is part of the wider Eco Church scheme, to encourage more churches to register with the scheme and to demonstrate commitment to caring for God’s creation.
We have registered to become an Eco Diocese and to attain our Bronze award we need 10 per cent of our churches registered and 5 per cent of our churches in receipt of awards. Each church that registers to become an Eco Church is a step closer for the Diocese of York to become an Eco Diocese.
In addition, the whole Diocese is required to reach Eco-Church Bronze Award standards for its management of buildings and land. There is also a requirement for ethical investment of diocesan funds and for the inclusion of care for creation in training for ministry. More information can be found here.
The following initiatives are part of our work towards Eco Diocese status:
Having a Diocesan Environment Steering Committee
Creating a Diocesan Environment Policy - to be launched in 2021
Communicating Eco Church success stories from around the diocese