Ideas and resources for taking practical action in your church and community. Includes "greening" your church's buildings through measures such as energy and water saving and renewable energy, community activities and outreach, political advocacy opportunities and more.
The Five Leaf Eco Awards, an ecumenical environmental change program for churches, also provides a collection of practical resources.
Community Climate Petition
- Category: Take action
To call on Australia to act more urgently for climate justice, a group of organisations have launched a Community Climate Petition that aims to be the largest coordinated multi-electorate petition in Australia's history.
Working with churches, schools, campus & community groups between now and August 7th, they aim to raise 150 community climate petitions (one in every electorate across the country) and present them to politicians and in Parliament.
The Uniting Church around Australia is suporting this ecumenical project and hoping to collect as many community signatures as possible. We hope all of our churches will help out by collecting signatures from their congregations, and their communities.
How to help:
Register - To make this as effective as we can we need to coordinate who is doing what and where. It’s therefore really important that you register here.
Your details will only be used for this campaign.
After registering, you will be sent the specific petition for your electorate.
When you register there are two options:
You can become a Principal Petitioner – this is someone who is willing to have their name on the petition and is involved in helping to organise the handover event with the MP
You can become a Community Organiser – this is someone who collects signatures on the petition in their church, school, and / or community.
Australia holds significant deposits of fossil fuels, particularly coal and gas. Mining and burning these fuels is a significant contribution to contribution to climate change, and is also impacting on the communities and ecologies where they are located. Access the resources in this section of the website to learn about the issues and how you can respond.
Ways to be part of God's reconciliation and renewal of creation in your food practices - in how you produce, procure and share food. Includes community gardening, community supported agriculture, fair trade, shared meals and more.
Churches share their stories in words and pictures.
More stories from the Uniting Church nationally and from other denominations are published in the "Greening the Church" booklet.
Practical ideas for taking action in your church or community – from worship resources, tools to help you reduce the ecological footprint of your buildings, through to community project ideas and advocacy suggestions.