What can I do?
Learn and worship
Reduce your carbon footprint
Some lifestyle changes have a lot more impact than others. Most of the more effective changes are in the areas of eating, heating and transport.
Giki Zero is a great place to see your footprint, browse lots of ideas, sign up to ones you feel you can do, and get points.
Mike Berner’s Lee’s book “How Bad Are Bananas?” is an accessible, brilliant read, helping you distinguish the trivial from the significant.
Push for change
Individual changes by people who care are a great and necessary response to God’s call, but they won’t be nearly enough on their own; we need all of society to change, and much greater action from governments than we have seen so far.
See what Cheshire West and Chester Council is doing and sign up to email updates. Their “Climate Emergency newsletters” sometimes link to consultations where you can make your voice heard. It’s important that Christians and those in favour of significant change do contribute, to balance others who will object to anything that threatens their existing way of life.
We don’t have an opportunity to vote any time soon, but we can still write to our elected representatives and make our voices heard.