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Chelmsford Cathedral launches Chains for Change

Make your pledge to help fight the climate crisis. 

As the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) begins in Glasgow this week, Chelmsford Cathedral is encouraging us all to think about the changes we can make to help avoid a climate crisis. 

As delegates from across the world gather to find solutions to the escalating environmental problems, the scale of the task ahead can feel overwhelming. We can’t save the planet on our own but if each of us makes one small change, we can make a difference.  At Chelmsford Cathedral we have been trying to live a ‘greener’ life for several years and have already made some small changes such as using reusable rather than disposable cups in our office and meeting rooms, using more recycled paper and creating bug habitats in our grounds.  And this is why Chelmsford Cathedral is launching its Chains for Change campaign to raise awareness and inspire action.  

We’re inviting everyone to make their own personal climate change pledge during the two weeks of COP26 and create a chain reaction to help our community to go green. What small change can you make that could help make a big difference to our local environment? Could you make a compost bin in your garden? Walk to work or school twice a week? Eat meat-free every Monday?  Avoid single use plastic?

Come into the Cathedral, make your pledge and add it to our Chain for Change. As more people pledge to make one small change to the way they live, the chain, and the positive impact on our planet, will grow too.   Children from local schools are also getting involved by writing their own pledges and will be adding their promises to our chain.  And there’ll be more ideas on our Facebook page @chelmsfordcathedral

Last month Chelmsford Cathedral was awarded a Gold Eco Church Award from A Rocha, a Christian environmental charity, becoming just the second cathedral to achieve the award. 

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