On 14 September 2016, Bishop David signed Birmingham up as one of the first three Dioceses to register intent to become an Eco Diocese. This intent was officially launched within the Church of England - Birmingham on 20 October 2016.
Eco Diocese status is an accreditation awarded by A Rocha UK, a Christian charity that works for the protection and restoration of the natural world. It awards Dioceses Bronze, Silver or Gold status, based on various criteria.
Eco Diocese accreditation demonstrates our desire to put caring for God's creation at the heart of our vision and ministry. As well as writing a comprehensive environmental policy, we embedded environmental justice in our Diocesan Goals, as part of our Transforming Church strategy *needs to link to TC.
An important criteria for achieving Eco Diocese status is that a significant percentage of our churches must have registered for and received an Eco Church award. We are aiming for 10% of our churches to be registered and 5% awarded by 2018, which would give the Church of England - Birmingham Bronze Eco Diocese status.
We'd love your church to join those already registered and awarded. Find out more about becoming an Eco Church here.