Care for the Earth

Eco Congregation

Eco-Congregation Scotland is an ecumenical programme which helps congregations link environmental issues to their faith and to take action in their church and community. Any congregation can become an Eco-congregation. Find out more at the website.

How to measure your church's carbon footprint

Three easy steps to monitor your energy use:

Responding to climate change project

"The Church of Scotland is concerned that climate change poses a serious and immediate threat to people everywhere, particularly to the poor of the earth; and that climate change represents a failure in our stewardship of God's creation. We accept the need to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases urgently to avoid dangerous and irreversible climate change; and to promote a more equitable and sustainable use of energy.” (General Assembly 2009). Contact Climate Change Project Officer, Adrian Shaw.

Stop Climate Chaos

The Church of Scotland is part of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. We share the coalition’s aim to build irresistible public pressure on governments at home and abroad to prevent irreversible and damaging global warming.

Sustainable agriculture

How can we produce enough food, cope with climate change and reduce our carbon footprint? The Church and Society Council prepared a report on sustainable agriculture for the General Assembly in 2012.

Use the following leaflets for discussion groups – please send us your responses:

How two farms in Scotland are coping with changing times:

World Council of Churches

The Church of Scotland is part of a global ecumencial movement of churches responding to climate change. The effects of climate change are being experienced dramatically in some countries and regions of the world, particularly in Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and South East Asia. Find out more from the The World Council of Churches.