The Sustainable World Action Group (SWAG) also focusses up on environmental concerns, especially the potential crisis resulting from climate change. We hope to raise awareness of environmental sustainability as a key principle of international justice, as well as highlight issues and resources.
We hope to ensure that 'sustainability' is a factor in all diocesan planning, and encourage parishes to implement measures to reduce our environmental impact with a focus on energy use, travel, water use, waste management and recycling.
Making the most of church land is also our aspiration - to protect and enhance biodiversity, landscapes, access, recreation and public wellbeing. This hopefully will also add to that sense of wholeness as we provide sacred and beautiful outdoor spaces for worship or contemplation for those who may feel excluded or just need a place to find peace as they connect with their environment.