Climate Emergency Declaration

On the basis that:
The world is facing a severe crisis of environmental degradation and climate change;
The main cause of the crisis is human activity;
The crisis is inextricably linked to global injustices and inequality;
The crisis indicates a failure of human beings to follow God’s mandate to care for the world and to seek justice among its peoples;

We, the PCC of St Mary's Church, Shaw-cum-Donnington, Newbury want to publicly recognise a Climate and Environmental Emergency, and commit ourselves to:
Work within our church to improve our environmental impact and move towards raising our Bronze Level Eco Church Award to Silver;
Encourage our members to make relevant lifestyle changes appropriate to their circumstances;
Testify to the climate emergency and encourage action in our neighbourhoods, workplaces and other spheres of activity;
Use whatever influence we may have to bring about positive actions by local and national government and by corporations;
Strive to fulfil our calling to care for God’s creation.