Diocesan Environment Group (DEG)

To navigate the DEG website and for further information, please click one of the pages below.

The mission purpose of the Diocesan Environment Group is to "inspire, encourage and challenge the people, churches and structures of the Diocese" to engage with its work. Much of our work is to keep pace with the rapid developments within the scientific community over debates and data relating to climate change, issues surrounding biodiversity, and formulating a collective response to current discussions concerning Fossil Fuel extraction and disinvestment.

In addition to engaging with these global and national issues, the DEG also responds to local projects; for example, meeting with representatives from Warwickshire County Council and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to produce a Biodiversity Action Plan acceptable to the Diocese and feasible for parishes to follow where appropriate. Our vision is therefore to ensure the DEG’s remit permeates all the structures of the Diocese.  The group has taken much inspiration from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, being led to witness to the reality of Christ’s transformative power within creation and ourselves

"…the old has gone, the new has come!  All this from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ…" (2 Cor 5: 17-18).

Click here to view the Diocese of Coventry Environment Policy

News from the DEG
Latest news from the DEG
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Know more about the DEG
Get to know more about the DEG.
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Get involved
Get involved with the Diocesan Environment Group.
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Environmental resources
Links to environmental resources for you to use.
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Climate Change and our Carbon Footprint
Resources for measuring and offsetting your carbon footprint.
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Eco Church
The Eco Church vision is for all churches to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.
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Churchyard Management
Advice for managing churchyards.
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News Archive
An archive of news from the DEG.
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Reconciling a Wounded Planet
‘Reconciling a Wounded Planet’ was a two day conference that took place in 2015.
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Centenary Tree Project
As part of the 2018 Diocesan Centenary, the DEG organised The Centenary Tree Project, in which it was proposed that a tree would be planted to commemorate the Centenary in every churchyard and in the grounds of each Church of England School.
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