What can I do?
Make a difference. Make a pledge.
Take the Climate Vision 10 pledges.
Caring for God’s creation is a fundamental part of our Christian living and mission. God created us to tend for the earth. Act now to help limit global heating to 1.5 degrees, reduce loss of lives and species extinction.
Be a blessing and a witness by bringing hope for a safe and sustainable future, living out the change you want to see.
By reducing your carbon emissions and increasing levels of forestry and biodiversity you can help to make a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.
Take the pledges at your own pace - one a week or one a month. Thank you for stepping up.
It’s time to put love into action: it’s time to beat Climate Change.
Need help? Download Top Tips on how to get started on each pledge and how you could go a step further.
Young people click here to download a 10 pledges youth version
|Bishop Nick Baines
I pledge to educate myself about the science and impacts of climate change and to research driving in a greener way.
Andrew, East Morton
Some of these pledges are already achieved or on the way. I am pledging to take new action on 4,6,8 and 10.
I pledge to switch to shopping more locally, eating less meat, and getting it from a local farme, only taking one holiday a year overseas using air travel and to try to shop for clothes more in charity shops.
In addition to the above Pledge to Calculate my existing Carbon Footprint, I have 2 other Pledges I would like to make. These include: (1) To ensure Climate Resilience will be incorporated within the C of E Leeds/Dales Diocese Climate Emergency Kit. (2) To fix guttering on our extended garage & collect rainwater in a new butt. I've bean meaning to do this for several years!
|Bishop Tony Robinson
I pledge to: research driving in a greener way, turn my thermostat down and think about putting on a jumper instead, work out my own carbon footprint and buy local seasonal produce as much as possible.
Mike, Far Headingley
I pledge to: work out my own carbon footprint using one of the many easy to use carbon calculators and to research driving in a greener way.
I pledge to: buy local seasonal produce as much as possible, educate myself about the science and impacts of climate change and walk, cycle, use public transport to travel to work or regular journey at least once a week.
|Bishop Jonathan Gibbs
I pledge to: buy local seasonal produce as much as possible, do a ‘home energy check’ to find out how I can save energy in my home and turn my thermostat down and think about putting on a jumper instead.
I'm focusing on my role as a communicator and educator and want to pledge to take every opportunity to continue to raise awareness. We introduced the Archbishop's #LiveLent campaign at our all age service yesterday and gave away copies of the little booklets that go along with it. We shaped our confessions and prayers around our (lack of) care for creation and made a 3D globe out of an old paper lampshade and scrunched up tissue paper pieces which were symbolic of our 'sins' against creation. In my role as LTO I've worked with the environment team to set up an online Lent book group through the Digital Learning Platform, again using the Archbishop's Lent book 'Saying Yes to Life' by Ruth Valerio. This will become available at the start of Lent.
|Bishop Paul Slater
I pledge to: turn my thermostat down or use a thermometer and think about putting on a jumper instead and reduce my holiday air miles by 50%.
I am really keen to shop locally, reduce my waste, and save on energy to do my bit for the planet!!
I pledge to switch to green energy and buy local seasonal produce as much as possible.
Having taken part in a Leeds based Carbon Conversations course I became aware of the impact which food has upon our carbon footprint. Shopping at a local fruit and vegetable shop enables me to buy without plastic the appropriate amount of seasonal produce which is locally grown cutting down on food miles. I hope to explore Leeds market more fully in future, it's next to the bus station providing an easy ride home with heavy bags! Equipping ourselves with the facts about climate change and the impact which our life choices make on the whole planet is a vital tool we each need in order that we can be better stewards of all that we have received from God and which we so often take for granted. By learning more about current research and science relevant to climate change we can engage with our families and friends, local groups, councils and governments to encourage positive action in caring for creation.