With the Church committing to cut its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, churches of all sizes are now getting involved, from Gloucester Cathedral installing solar on its centuries-old structure to Holy Trinity Parish in London “building with awareness” with energy-efficient materials. In 2006, the Church of England launched the Shrinking the Footprint campaign to push its 42 dioceses and 16,000 churches to live its values of care for creation.
The Very Revd Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester Cathedral says; “This Nave has been here for almost a thousand years; there were some big logistical challenges to be able to install the solar panels […] This is now providing over 25% of the energy needs of the Cathedral.”
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