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  • Environmental management in the European churches

    This new dossier from the ECEN Environmental Management Working Group contains a wealth of advice and examples from the European churches on making your church more environmentally friendly.

    Download the bilingual English/ German dossier (.pdf, 1MB)

  • Sanctity of Life-Ecology

    The Greek Evangelical Church (GEC) is a very small Church in a context where the Orthodox Church is a state Church. Because of the small number of people involved, until recently our church had no other projects than evangelism beyond the church.

  • The Stoutenburg Project

    At the historic castle of Stoutenburg in the Netherlands, a Franciscan community is running an ecological project.

    Its purpose is to improve the relationship between humanity and nature through activity and reflection, inspired by the spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi.

    As well as the residential community there are courses and opportunities for volunteers.

    Find out more at www.stoutenburg.nl.

  • Time to Turn

    Time to Turn is a movement of young people in the Netherlands who want to choose for a sustainable and just way of life, based on their faith in Jesus Christ. We want to provide each other with study material, campaigns and inspiration, and together speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

  • Kerkinactie

    Kerkinactie helps churches and Christians in the Netherlands to take action on climate change.

    Churches are encouraged to reduce their carbon emissions, and to pay for the carbon they emit. This money goes towards climate change related work in developing countries, for example, small-scale renewable energy technologies.

    Find out more at www.kerkinactie.nl

  • Eco-Congregation Ireland

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    Eco-Congregation Ireland is part of the wider Eco-Congregation programme, which encourages churches to become more environmentally friendly by providing resources and an award scheme.

  • Church Environmental Diploma

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    The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland established a Church Environmental Diploma in February 2001. A local congregation meeting the requirements can apply for the diploma. The church diploma is an environmental system created to be used by the local congregations. The requirements are listed in a handbook that is available in the two national languages, Finnish and Swedish.

  • Environmental Clubs and Eagle Mountains

    A Rocha Czech was established in 2002. It focuses on two main activities, nature conservation, and environmental education.

    It is developing biodiversity programmes in the Special Protected Area of the Eagle Mountains, in Grandmother's Valley, in the region of the Rozkos reservoir, around Prachatice and in the Bohemian Forest National Park.

    In cooperation with schools, YMCAs, churches, and ecological NGOs, it has established children's environmental clubs and brought communities together to celebrate special events.

  • A Wind Turbine in Vilemov

    A Fuhrländer FL100 wind turbine has been installed in the Orthodox Academy in Vilemov in the Czech republic. This wind turbine, with the nominal output of 100kW, is considered to be the most important element of the Centre for Application of Renewable Energy Resources, established by the Orthodox Academy of Vilemov, which also has functioning middle-size photovoltaic, solar thermal and biomass installations. The Centre is related to the Orthodox Church which is active in environmental issues.

  • Churches for the Future: 50 Solar Roofs

    The Centre for Application of Renewable Energy of the Orthodox Academy in Vilemov launched this new ecumenical and environmental project in 2004. The project aims to demonstrate the possibilities of solar energy utilisation in parishes and diaconal and educational institutions of various Churches in the Czech Republic. The project enjoys the particular interest of the Czech Brethren Church, Hussitte Church, Silesian Lutheran Church and the Orthodox Church in the Czech Republic. An important partner is the International Baptist Seminary in Prague.

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