The Diocese of Exeter is very committed to the national Church of England’s Environment (formerly ‘Shrinking the Footprint Campaign’) for a low carbon future, including support for Fairtrade and using local growers and suppliers.
For those of us who aspire to be Christians Lent is a special time to try to live carefully, kindly and counter-culturally - especially with regard to the world around us. In so doing we can enhance our spiritual awareness and deepen our relationship with God.
Lent encourages us to let go of that which entraps us and thereby freeing us to discover new parts of ourselves. So it’s a great opportunity to explore our lifestyle – on our own or with others.
This year the Diocese of Exeter is launching a voluntary Eco Plan for its staff, to encourage us to think and act more sensitively in relation to the whole of Creation. This is particularly important at a time that our human lifestyles are damaging the processes that sustain life leading to death and destruction for the most vulnerable communities and countries around the world.
This optional eco-plan helps people to think about their lifestyle and further action they might take to reduce their impacts on the wider environment.