Faith and the environment The Diocese of Lincoln is actively involved in a range of ways to protect and enhance the environment, which will believe is both an imperative and a responsibility given to us by God. As individuals, we are encouraged to adopt creation care as part of our everyday faith. As a corporate church, parishes are encouraged to embed creation care, supported by a network of deanery environmental champions. Parishes will be supported and resourced in reviewing and enriching their environmental responses through the work of the diocesan offices and by building it into the strategic decisions of the diocese. Environmental action in the parishes We also regularly collect stories of environmental action by our parishes and these regularly appear on our website and in our magazine, Crosslincs. A selection of these is also available at Diocese of Lincoln – Environmetal stories from around the diocese We also have a group of people who are actively engaged with environmental issues and are available to help and advise, on many aspects of care for the environment, and in particular the work around the Church of England’s ‘Shrinking the Footprint Campaign and the Energy Footprinting Tool' launched in April 2020. If you would like to know more, please contact Richard Steel, Mission Team Leader, by email or by calling 07720 740955. Diocesan environmental policy document You can download the full policy document at Diocese of Lincoln – Environmental Policy Moana: Water of Life. Navigating Climate Change for Planetary Health In 2019, the Diocese of Lincoln jointly hosted a conference with the University of Lincoln. Entitled Moana: Water of life. Navigating Climate Change for Planetary Health, it explored the key role of water in the challenge of climate change from a scientific perspective and also from a Christian faith perspective. The conference, talks were recorded and are available on the YouTube Moana Water of Life Climate Conference, Lincoln UK here. In 2020, a book that serves as a record of the conference and which also seeks to provide further inspiration for individuals and faith communities, was published. Further details on Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis may be found here.